EFCC re-arrests Mompha
Nigerian Instagram celebrity and suspected internet fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha also known as Mompha has been re-arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) Over charges Money Laundering
Mompha is facing charges before the Federal High Court.
As indicated by different online reports, Mompha was re-captured last Friday when he went to the EFCC office in Ikoyi, Lagos.
He was at the office to reclaim his five wristwatches, one Apple Air pod, one iPhone 8 mobile phones and one pair of sunglasses seized from him by the anti-graft agency, following a court order.
Following an application filed on July 6 by Mompha’s counsel, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Justice Liman ordered the return of the items which include five luxury wristwatches, an apple iPod, an iPhone 8 device and a pair of sunglasses.
These items the court ordered to be released are reportedly among the items found on him during his arrest last October 19 in Abuja.
While acknowledging that the prosecution has the right to seize a property during an arrest and also a duty to approach the court for an interim order, the federal high court judge stated that due process must be observed and failure to do this is considered illegal
Following reports, Mompha had barely left the premises of the EFCC office after collecting the items, when operatives of the anti-graft agency waylaid him and returned him into custody.
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