Mompha Drag EFCC to Court, Demand 5m for Unlawful Detention
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.