A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered an interim forfeiture of 11 high-end designer items confiscated from Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha.
The items – five luxury sunglasses, five luxury wristwatches, and an iPhone 8 – were seized from Mompha at his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on October 19, 2019, at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
The 11 luxury items are a Dsquared sunglass; Tomford – TF586 sunglass; Cartier – B17C76B sunglass; Montblanc – MB0045S sunglass and a Louis Vuitton- Z1186E sunglass.
The five wristwatches are a Rolex Oyster Perpetual; Audemars Piguet; Audemars Piguet- J46220; XY Hublot – 1321920; and an XY Hublot- 924206, while the iPhone 8’s serial number is C8PVF1LKJC6C.
Justice Lewis Allagoa granted the order of interim forfeiture on Friday after hearing an ex-parte application argued by EFCC counsel, Chinenye Ugwoke.
He ruled that the order subsists pending the EFCC’s investigation of Mompha and his company Ismalob Global Investment Ltd, both listed as respondents in the suit.
KanyiDaily had reported that Mompha is being prosecuted by the EFCC alongside Ismalob Global Investment at a federal high court in Ikoyi, Lagos, on a 14-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N33 billion.