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Mompha Is Suing EFCC Over His Unlawful Rearrest And Detention

 

Popular Instagram sensation, Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha, currently facing money laundering charges, has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the EFCC to pay him N5m for “unlawful re-arrest and detention.”

CANDIID ONLINE reported earlier that Mompha, who is answering N32bn fraud charges, was re-arrested last weekend on a Friday when he went to EFCC office in Ikoyi, Lagos.

To reclaim his five wristwatches, one Apple Air pod, one iPhone 8 mobile phone and one pair of sunglasses seized from him by the anti-graft agency since last year.

In the lawsuit filed by his lawyer, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), on Tuesday, Mompha petitioned the court to declare that his re-arrest and detention by the EFCC was untenable and unlawful.

He is also urging the court to declare that the continued seizure of the items dishonoured his right to own property under Section 44 of the constitution.

He is imploring the court to order the EFCC not only to clear him but also to give him back the seized items and pay him N5m damages.

A litigation officer in the office of his lawyer, Kayode Adeboye, contended that Mompha’s arrest was baseless because he had been granted bail by the court and he never abscond.

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Written by Vivian Ifezue

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