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Mompha, Sues EFCC, Demands ₦5m Compensation For ‘Unlawful Detention’

Mompha, Sues EFCC, Demands ₦5m Compensation For ‘Unlawful Detention’
Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha has filed a Fundamental Rights Enforcement Suit before the Lagos High Court  to challenge his continued detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Recall that Mompha was arrested on October 19 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on charges relating to money laundering and internet fraud.

In the application dated November 14 and brought pursuant to Section 34-36 and Section 46(1) & (2) of the 1999 Constitution, Mompha is asking the court to declare that his continued detention since October 22, on the orders of a Lagos Magistrate Court which order expired on November 4, is unlawful and constitutes a gross violation of his right to personal liberty.

He prayed the court to order the EFCC to either immediately charge him to court or release him if it was not ready to charge him to court.

His lawyer, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), said his client, as a Nigerian, was entitled to the protection of his fundamental rights under sections 34, 35 and 36 of the 1999 constitution.

Mompha is also claiming damages in the sum of ₦5million against the EFCC for what he calls, his unlawful detention.

Meanwhile, two Instagram celebrities have been arrested in connection with Mompha.
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