Mompha sues EFCC to court for unlawful detention, demands 5 million naira

Social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a Mompha, has filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, alleging unlawful detention and a violation of his rights.

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

In his suit 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. He stated that the remand order by the EFCC obtained to keep him in their custody since his arrest has expired and the agency has refused to charge him to court and has asked the court to award N5m against the EFCC.
The court is yet to fix any date to hear the case.

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