Mompha, the Nigerian socialite, has criticized the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for what he considers to be “fraudulent” allegations against him.
On Monday, the EFCC presented an investigative report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in an Ikeja special offences court.
The report suggested that Mompha’s iPhone was allegedly used in a N6 billion fraud.
Presiding Judge Mojisola Dada admitted the report during Mompha’s trial in absentia.
Mompha lambasts EFCC
In response on social media, Mompha called the EFCC the “most useless government agency in Nigeria” and accused them of lacking truth.
“EFCC and lies are 5 and 6. The most useless government agency in Nigeria.
Justice Mojisola Dada most useless judge in Ikeja high court,” he wrote. “Very useless set of people. Wetin concern me and FBI. Lies up and down, una no dey rest.”
Mompha was arraigned by the Lagos zonal command of the EFCC on January 12, 2022, along with his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, on eight-count charges related to money laundering, possession of false documents, and other offenses.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
In June 2022, the EFCC informed the court that Mompha possessed another passport in addition to the one he submitted as part of his bail conditions.
The agency argued that he used this passport to travel from Ghana to Dubai in violation of a court order, leading to the revocation of his bail variation and the issuance of a bench warrant for his arrest.
Mompha has been absent from the trial since June 16, 2022, and the trial has continued in his absence. He was initially arrested on October 19, 2019, and later released on bail.