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Cyber Crime: Mompha Sues EFCC, Seeks N5m Compensation

Valentine Chinyem

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Arrested InstaGram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, otherwise known as Mompha, has filed a suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

In the Fundamental Rights Enforcement Suit which was filed before the Lagos High Court, Mompha is challenging his continued detention by the anti-graft agency.

In the application which was dated November 14, Mompha is asking the court to declare his continued detention on the orders of a Lagos Magistrate Court which expired on November 4.

Mompha, it would be recalled has been in detention since October 22.

More so, he wants the court to declare that the failure of the EFCC to charge and arraign him in court is unconstitutional.

This is in pursuant to Section 34-36 and Section 46(1) & (2) of the 1999 Constitution.

He is therefore seeking an order of the court directing the EFCC to release him from custody, unconditionally.

He is also seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining the EFCC or any person acting on its behalf from arresting and detaining him in relation to the subject matter of this suit without recourse to the due process of law.

In inclusion, Mompha is also claiming damages in the sum of N5million against the EFCC for what he calls, his unlawful detention.