Nigerian socialite, Mompha, has expressed strong disapproval of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in response to what he calls “deceptive” accusations against him.
On Monday, EFCC presented an investigative report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in an Ikeja special offences court, claiming that Mompha’s iPhone was involved in a N6 billion fraud.
Despite Mompha’s absence, Judge Mojisola Dada admitted the report during the trial.
Via social media, Mompha lashed out at EFCC, labeling it as “the most useless government agency in Nigeria” and accusing it of being untruthful.
He stated, “EFCC and lies are inseparable. The most useless government agency in Nigeria. Justice Mojisola Dada is the most useless judge in Ikeja high court. Very useless individuals. What concerns me with the FBI? Lies all around, no rest.”
On January 12, 2022, EFCC charged Mompha and his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, with eight counts related to money laundering and related offenses.
Mompha pleaded not guilty to the charges.
In June 2022, EFCC revealed that Mompha possessed another passport not submitted to the court, violating bail conditions.
The judge revoked his bail variation, issued a bench warrant, and declared him wanted when he failed to appear in court.
Mompha has been absent from the trial since June 16, 2022.
In September 2022, the judge ordered the trial to proceed in his absence.
Previously, Mompha accused the agency of blackmail and intimidation.
He was initially arrested on October 19, 2019, granted bail, and later rearrested in January the following year over alleged money laundering.