In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 18th, August, 2020

Extra Woes For Mompha As EFCC Re-arrest Him Over Contemporary Fees

More Woes For Mompha As EFCC Re-arrest Him Over Fresh Charges



Widespread Instagram Bigboy and movie star, Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha, who’s going through cash laundering prices earlier than the Federal Excessive Courtroom, has been re-arrested by operatives of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee EFCC.

Punch experiences that Mompha was re-arrested final Friday, August 14 when he went to the EFCC workplace in Ikoyi, Lagos to reclaim his 5 wristwatches, one Apple Air pod, one iPhone eight cell phone and one pair of sun shades, seized from him by the anti-graft company final October.

Nevertheless, following an software by his lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Justice Mohammed Liman had on July 24 ordered the EFCC to launch the gadgets to Mompha.

The choose dominated that for the reason that gadgets weren’t listed as displays within the cash laundering prices filed in opposition to Mompha, the EFCC had no justification to proceed to carry onto them. Justice Liman dismissed the submission by the EFCC that Mompha was nonetheless below investigation for one more offense, saying there was nothing earlier than the court docket to again the submission.

“Failure to launch the property is illegitimate. As of in the present day, no cost has been file relating to the gadgets. It’s too lengthy to withhold the applicant properties,
” the choose had held.

Mompha had barely left the premises of the EFCC workplace in Ikoyi after accumulating the gadgets on Friday when operatives of the anti-graft company waylaid him and took him into custody.

Confirming his re-arrest, his lawyer, Oyewole stated;

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“I’m submitting processes tomorrow (Tuesday). They didn’t inform us why they’re detaining him. They haven’t informed us the premise for this re-arrest. So far as we’re involved, the EFCC is looking for to overreach the court docket as a result of that is coming after we filed our no-case submission to the fees. After they had the chance to amend their prices they didn’t and they’re claiming that there’s a new cost.”

The spokesman for the EFCC, Dele Oyewale, who additionally confirmed his re-arrest, stated

“The recent arrest is unconnected to the prevailing prices in court docket. It’s associated to Web fraud.”



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