Alleged Internet Fraud: EFCC Re-Arrests Mompha

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has re-arrested Internet personality, Ismaila Mustapha, also known as Mompha. gathered that Mompha was re-arrested last Friday when he went to the EFCC office in Ikoyi, Lagos to reclaim some items seized from him during his first arrest.

The seized items include five wristwatches, one Apple Air pod, one iPhone 8 mobile phone and one pair of sunglasses.

Sources revealed that Mompha had barely left the premises of the EFCC after collecting the items on when operatives of the anti-graft agency waylaid him and took him into custody.

Efcc Re-Arrests Mompha
EFCC Re-Arrests Mompha

This was confirmed by his lawyer, Oyewole, who vowed to challenge the development in court adding that the EFCC has not disclosed the basis for this re-arrest.

EFCC Re-Arrests Mompha

Following an application by his lawyer, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Justice Mohammed Liman had earlier ordered the EFCC to release the items to Mompha adding that the anti-graft agency had no justification to continue to hold onto them since the items were not listed as exhibits in the money laundering charges filed against Mompha.

The Judge, who stated that failure to release the property is illegal, however, dismissed the submission by the EFCC that Mompha was still under investigation for another offence.

Meanwhile, the spokesman for the EFCC, Mr Dele Oyewale, said the fresh arrest is unconnected to the existing charges in court adding that it is related to Internet fraud.

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