Bureau de Change operative and Social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a 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.
The suit filed by his counsel, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), before the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, Mompha accused the EFCC of detaining him beyond the constitutionally-allowed period without being charged to court. He also 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.
The court has yet to fix a date to hear the case.
It will be recalled that Mompha was arrested by the antigraft agency on October 18th in Abuja on allegation of cybercrime and money laundering. The arrest was highly publicized and was said to have been made possible by intel from the FBI.