Three London women accused of sending funds to relative fighting for ISIS

The accused appear in court in London over alleged offences in 2017

The three women appeared at the Old Bailey in London. PA
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Three women accused of sending funds to a relative fighting for ISIS have appeared at the Old Bailey, the central criminal court in London.

Olga Monpeke, 72, from north London, Vanessa Atim, 31, and Stella Oyella, 52, both from east London, are charged with funding terrorism.

The alleged offences were committed between March 2017 and October 2017, and relate to Islamist terrorism in Syria.

On Friday, the defendants appeared at the Old Bailey before Mr Justice Sweeney for a preliminary hearing.

Prosecutor Lee Ingham said the allegation was that they entered into an arrangement to pass money that might be used for the purpose of terrorism “in the context of a relative the Crown says was then fighting for Daesh”.

Mr Justice Sweeney set a provisional trial at the Old Bailey from November 13 next year.

He set a preparatory hearing for April 14 next year.

The defendants were granted conditional bail.

Updated: November 18, 2022, 12:55 PM
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