Popular internet personality and Instagram big boy, Ismaila Mustapha, who is popularly known as Mompha, has been rearrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over charges of money laundering, this makes it the second time, on money laundering charges.
Kemi Filani News first got reports of Mompha re-arrest last Friday when he went to the EFCC office in Ikoyi 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.
Following an application by his lawyer, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), as Justice Mohammed Liman had on July 24 ordered that the EFCC release the items to belonging to the Instagram billionaire .
However, the judge had ruled that since the items were not listed as exhibits in the money laundering charges filed against Mompha, that the EFCC had no justification to continue to be in possessions of those his belongings.
Meanwhile, the Justice, dismissed the submission by the EFCC that Mompha was still under investigation for another offence, saying there was nothing before the court to back the submission.
Speaking he said;
“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