The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has re-arrested popular socialite, Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a Mompha.
Mompha, who is facing money laundering charges before the Federal High Court was re-arrested last Friday when he went to the EFCC office in Ikoyi, Lagos to reclaim some items seized from him by the commission.
Following an application by his lawyer, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Justice Mohammed Liman had on July 24 ordered the EFCC to release the items to Mompha. The judge ruled that since the items were not listed as exhibits in the money laundering charges filed against Mompha, the EFCC had no justification to continue to hold onto them.
He dismissed the submission by the EFCC that Mompha was still under investigation.
“Failure to release the property is illegal. As of today, no charge has been file regarding the items. It is too long to withhold the applicant properties,” the judge had held. Mompha was arrested shortly after taking the items and taken into custody.