An Ikeja special offences court has issued a bench warrant against Ismaila Mustapha, the social media celebrity better known as Mompha.
Mompha and his company Ismalob Global Investment Ltd were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged N6 billion fraud on January 12.
A fresh eight-count charge was brought against him, including conspiracy to launder funds obtained through unlawful activity and laundering of funds obtained through unlawful activity.
Others are retention of proceeds of criminal conduct, use of property derived from an unlawful act, possession of a document containing false pretense, and failure to disclose assets and properties.
He was remanded in the custody of the EFCC but later granted a bail of N200 million which he couldn’t fulfill.
The bail sum was later slashed to N25 million.
On Wednesday, Mojisola Dada, the judge presiding over the case, revoked the bail granted to Mompha.
This followed after the controversial socialite’s absence in court
Mompha had, on June 16, stalled the court proceedings.
The EFCC on June 10 accused Mompha of flouting the court order by traveling to Dubai with a new international passport.
“The bail of the defendant is once again revoked and a bench warrant issued for his arrest against the next adjourned date,” the judge ruled.
The presiding judge adjourned the matter until June 30 for further proceedings.
Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), the defence counsel, pleaded with the court for a stand-down of the matter but the defendant failed to show up in court.
The case was stood down until noon at the instance of the prosecution.
However, when the case was called again, the defendant was absent in court which prompted the judge to ask the defence counsel the whereabouts of the defendant.
“I am also surprised at the development my lord because the defendant gave me an assurance that he will be in court,” he said.
“I had his assurance up till yesterday night that he will be in court and that was why I was waiting downstairs for him.
“I made an effort to ensure that the defendant is in court today following his absence at the last date of adjournment but to no avail.”
Rotimi Oyedepo, the EFCC counsel, told the court that the commission had filed a plea bargain which the defendant filed, and that the new development was shocking.
Women are supposed to be using men, not caring for them, says Moet Abebe
Nigerian Video Jockey, Moet Abebe has advised women not to invest time and energy in pursuing a man.
Taking to her Instagram story, she said women are supposed to be chased and followed around by men not the other way around.
Moet urged ladies who show interest in men to makes themselves emotionally unavailable so that the man would fight hard to get their attention.
She said that being expressive about matters of the heart does not favour women because they will always be blamed if things do not go well in the end.
According to Moet, it is best for the men to be used for the personal benefit.
The media personality said women should allow men chase after them, invest in them and they should not be quick to respond to calls or messages.
Moet further said that they should focus more on themselves and getting their own happiness without it being associated with a man.
In her words; ”Let Man be following you!!! You string them along!!! You make them invest in you!!! Let them be the ones to waste their time and not you… Let them chase you!!! You should Be the one that is emotionally unavailable!!!
You should Be the one that takes time to answer their calls or respond to their messages…. on a real.. over doing or being over caring.. e no Dey pay… Focus on you and your happiness mehn.. never let it revolve around Man becos na you the woman them go still blame when it all goes to shits.
You may as well make it work out in your favour…”
Kanye West throws party to celebrate Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian’s breakup
Kanye West mocked his estranged wife Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson’s breakup on Instagram. He shared a fake news article with a headline declaring that the comedian was ‘dead’.
Kanye West appears to be overjoyed that Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have called it quits. After the couple broke up following a nine-month romance, Ye, 45, celebrated the news on Instagram on Monday morning (August 8).
He shared a fake New York Times front page article with a headline reading, “SKETE DAVIDSON DEAD AT AGE 28.” Kanye added no caption to his scathing post, which is his only post on his Instagram page currently.
Kanye, who shares four children with Kim, 41, was no fan of his estranged wife dating Pete, 28. He was hurling insults at the Saturday Night Live alum both on both social media and in his song lyrics earlier this year.
His threats got to the point where Kim expressed concern for Pete’s safety that Ye inevitably leaked to his Instagram. Come March, Ye reportedly told Kim that he’d be taking some time away and “getting help,” and after that he stopped his public attacks on Kim and Pete.
After news of Kim and Pete’s split broke on Friday, Aug. 5, speculation emerged that the SKIMS founder and Kanye were back together, especially since Ye was so forward in his attempts to reconcile with Kim. But a source close to Kim confirmed to HollywoodLife that the famous exes are “moving ahead with the divorce which will be finalized soon.” The insider added that Kim, who filed for divorce from Ye in Feb. 2021, “is not getting back with him.”
Kim and Kanye will continue to co-parent their children North, 9, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3. Their co-parenting relationship was improving while Pete was away in Australia filming a new movie.
“Kim and Kanye are amicably co-parenting now and it has everything to do with Pete being away in Australia,” the source told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY late in July, prior to Kim and Pete’s breakup.
“Kanye is currently living at his house in Malibu and has been spending a ton of time with the kids,” the insider added. “He has been over to Kim’s house on multiple occasions for dinner with the kids and he feels comfortable coming over to her place because Pete is not there.”
More trouble for Kizz Daniel as Tanzanian police arrest him for not performing at concert (Video)
Kizz Daniel, the Nigerian singer, has been arrested in Tanzania for his alleged non-appearance at a paid concert.
A video now making the rounds online showed an individual believed to be the singer being led away by police operatives.
Another video showed a disorganised show arena, with concertgoers throwing bottles and other objects on stage.
Details on the singer’s arrest are still sketchy but more videos show fans exiting while angrily voicing their displeasure.
It was gathered that Kizz Daniel was to headline a concert themed ‘Summer Simplified’ on Sunday but did not show up.
In a statement, the consultancy firm believed to be affiliated with the organisers of the concert apologised for Kizz Daniel’s absence.
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