Nigerian Internet sensation Ismaila Mustapha alias Mompha, has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) two weeks after he was re-arrested.
Mompha was re-arrested on Friday, August 14 when he went to the EFCC office in Ikoyi, Lagos to reclaim his five wristwatches, one Apple Air pod, one iPhone, eight mobile phones and one pair of sunglasses seized by EFCC operatives last October.
Following an application by his lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Justice Mohammed Liman had on July 24 ordered the EFCC to release the items to Mompha.
Mompha had gone to EFCC office to collect his items and had barely left the EFCC premises when the operatives arrested him and took him into custody. EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, said Mompha’s re-arrest was connected to a fresh set of cyber fraud charges.
Confirming his release, his lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), said Mompha has also withdrawn the N5 million fundamental rights suit he filed against the EFCC to challenge his re-arrest.