Unlawful Detention: Mompha demands N5m from EFCC

Instagram influencer, Mr. Ismaila Mustapha who is popularly known as ‘Mompha’, has filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, alleging unlawful detention and a violation of his rights.

 

 

Recall that, he was arrested by the antigraft agency on October 18th in Abuja on allegation of cybercrime and money laundering.

 

 

Sources revealed that, the suit he filed before the Lagos State High Court Igbosere by his counsel, Gboyega Oyewole SAN, Mompha accused the EFCC of detaining him beyond the constitutionally-allowed period without being charged to court as he stated that the remand order the EFCC obtained to keep him in their custody since his arrest has expired and the agency has refused to charge him to court.

 

 

On this note, Mompha prayed the court to award N5m against the EFCC. The court is yet to fix any date to hear the case.

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