A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday dismissed a no-case submission filed by internet celebrity Ismaila Mustapha alias Mompha.
Mompha and a company Ismalob Global Investment Ltd are being charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with fraud, money laundering, running a foreign exchange business without authorisation of the Central Bank of Nigeria and declaration of false audit report.
Justice Mohammed Liman ruled that from the evidence adduced before the court by the prosecution, a prima facie case has been established against the defendants.
“The no-case submission is overruled. The defendant is hereby called upon to enter defence,” the judge ruled.
Justice Liman adjourned till March 10, 2021 for the defendant to open his defence.