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Internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha porpulaly known as Mompha, has been re-arrested by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.
Punch reports that Mompha was re-arrested last Friday, August 14 when he went to the EFCC office in Ikoyi, Lagos to reclaim his five wristwatches, one Apple Air pod, one iPhone 8 mobile phone and one pair of sunglasses, seized from him by the anti-graft agency last October.
Mompha had barely left the premises of the EFCC office in Ikoyi after collecting the items on Friday when operatives of the anti-graft agency took him into custody.
To confirm his re-arrest, his lawyer, said
“I am filing processes tomorrow (Tuesday). They didn’t tell us why they are detaining him. They have not told us the basis for this re-arrest. As far as we are concerned, the EFCC is seeking to overreach the court because this is coming after we filed our no-case submission to the charges. When they had the opportunity to amend their charges they didn’t and they are claiming that there is a new charge.”
The spokesman for the EFCC, who also confirmed his re-arrest, said
“The fresh arrest is unconnected to the existing charges in court. It is related to Internet fraud.”