Popular Nigerian socialite and supposed BDC operator, Ismaila Mustapha, aka Mompha, was rearrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged money laundering.
Mompha has now asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the anti-graft agency to pay him N5m for what he termed his “unlawful re-arrest and detention.”
In the suit filed by his lawyer, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), on Tuesday, Mompha prayed the court to declare that his re-arrest and detention by the EFCC was unjustifiable and unlawful.
He is equally urging the court to declare that the continued seizure of the items violated his right to own property under Section 44 of the constitution.
He is praying the court to order the EFCC not only to free him but also to give him back the seized items and pay him N5m damages.
The court has yet to fix a date to hear Mompha’s N5m suit.