Popular Internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, also known as Mompha, arrived at the Federal High Court in Lagos, before being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
It is expected that Mompha will be prosecuted for a complaint of 14 charges that borders on computer fraud and money laundering.
EFCC arrested Mompha for alleged Internet fraud and money laundering recently at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
The burglar alarm agency has released a series of tweets entitled: “Alleged Internet fraud, money laundering: arrests of the EFCC Ismaila Mustapha, also known as Mompha.
Following the statement in his reading of the allegations, Mompha dragged the EFCC Thursday before a Superior Court in Lagos state
Mompha filed a complaint about the respect of fundamental rights towards the EFCC for having detained him beyond the constitutionally established days without accusing him before the court.
In the case brought by his lawyers, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Ademola Adefolaju, Kolawole Salami and four others, the businessman asks for the sum of N5m as damages to the burglar alarm agency.
The acclaimed Bureau-De-Change operator also requested a court order ordering the EFCC to release him unconditionally from his custody.
Mompha is looking for a perpetual injunction limiting the EFCC or anyone acting in the name or on behalf of the agency to arrest him and keep him in relation to the subject of the case without resorting to the right legal process.