EFCC Vs Mompha what court decided on Monday
EFCC had arrested Mompha for alleged internet fraud and money laundering recently at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
The anti-graft agency made the disclosure in a series of tweets titled: “Alleged Internet fraud, Money Laundering: EFCC Arrests Ismaila Mustapha, a.k.a Mompha.
Following his arraignment at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos by the EFCC, Mompha on Thursday dragged the EFCC before a High Court in Lagos.
Mompha instituted a fundamental rights enforcement suit against EFCC for detaining him beyond the constitutionally stipulated days without charging him to court.
In the commencement of trial on Monday, Mompha pleaded not guilty to a 14-count charge bordering on fraud offences
Justice Mohammad Liman in ruling ordered that Mompha be remanded in prison custody
The court also adjourned till Friday for hearing of Mompha’s bail application and the commencement of his trial.
Web-based social networking VIP, Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a Mompha, has file a fundamental rights enforcement suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, asserting unlawful confinement and an infringement of his privileges.
Mompha was captured by the antigraft office on October 18th in Abuja on claim of cybercrime and illegal tax avoidance.
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 the EFCC obtained to keep him in their custody since his arrest has expired and the agency has refused to charge him to court.
He has requested that the court grant N5m against the EFCC.
The court is yet to fix any date to hear the case.