Internet celebrity Mompha regains freedom from EFCC custody

Idehen Kemi

Popular Internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, whose nickname is Mompha, was on Wednesday released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

His release his coming after two weeks in detention with the anti graft agency after which he was released him on bail.

Mopha’s lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole, also revealed that Mompha had withdrawn the N5 million fundamental rights suit he filed against the EFCC to challenge his re-arrest.

The internet Celebrity is standing trial alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Ltd, on an amended 22-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N33 billion.

He was arrested when he went to the EFCC office in Ikoyi, Lagos to reclaim his luxury possessions.

The items include five luxury wristwatches, an Apple iPod, an iPhone 8 device, and a pair of sunglasses, which were among other items found on him when he was arrested on October 19, 2019, in Abuja.

His visit to the EFCC office followed a July 24 ruling by Justice Mohammed Liman ordering the release of the items.

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