In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, July, 2020

Extra Woes For Mompha As EFCC Presents Witnesses In opposition to His Alleged Accomplices

More Woes For Mompha As EFCC Presents Witnesses Against His Alleged Accomplices

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The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) has offered witnesses towards suspected fraudster, Mompha’s alleged accomplices, Kayode Phillips and Hamza Koudeih.

The defendants are alleged to be high-valued targets in Organized Cyber Syndicate Community (OCSN). They have been arraigned on November 28, 2019 on 25-count expenses bordering on conspiracy and cash laundering.

One of many expenses learn;

“That you simply, Kayode Phillips (a.ok.a Voice of the King) and Hamza Koudeih (a.ok.a. HK), someday in Might, 2019 throughout the jurisdiction of this honourable court docket, conspired amongst yourselves to commit an offence to wit conversion of the mixture sum of $7, 069, 000 (Seven Million, Sixty-nine Thousand United States ), £1, 000, 000 (One Million Kilos) and €80,000 (Eighty Thousand Euro) which sums you fairly must have identified type a part of the proceeds of fraud and also you thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Sections 18 (a), 15 (2)(d) of the Cash Laundering Prohibition Act, 2015 and punishable underneath Part 15(three) of the identical Act.”


Buhari, a forensic professional with the EFCC who was led in by prosecution consel A.O. Mohammed, gave an in depth account of the findings he made on the pc onerous disk and two cellphones recovered from Philips, the primary defendant.

He disclosed that these included the lead doc and switch directions to some folks. Buhari stated “My lord, I additionally discovered within the telephones, chats between the primary defendant and another folks, the place he was discussing the way to market every lead doc to them.”

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They nonetheless pleaded not responsible to the fees, thus setting off their trial. Justice Hassan subsequently adjourned the matter until July 20 and 21, 2020 for ruling and continuation of trial.

A press release launched by the anti-graft company partly learn;

“The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Workplace has offered the primary prosecution witness, Nuru Buhari, within the trial of the duo of Kayode Phillips and Hamza Koudeih, each of whom are alleged accomplices of Ismaila Mustapha, popularly often known as Mompha earlier than Justice Muslim S. Hassan of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Ikoyi, Lagos”.

The defendants, who’re high-valued targets in Organized Cyber Syndicate Community, OCSN, have been arraigned on November 28, 2019 on 25-count expenses, bordering on conspiracy and cash laundering.

They pleaded not responsible to the fees, thus setting off their trial.

They have been tendered and admitted in proof by the court docket after a failed opposition to their admissibility by Olutade Falana, counsel to the primary defendant. Justice Hassan adjourned the matter until July 20 and 21, 2020 for ruling and continuation of trial.

 

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