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Court grants N100million bail to Mompha

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Friday has granted bail to Ismaila Mustapha, aka Mompha, in the tune of N100million over alleged N33billion fraud.

Mompha was arrested on October 19, 2019, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and has been in the custody of the anti-graft agency ever since.

Recall that Mompha filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), alleging unlawful detention.

In the suit dated November 14, and filed before a Lagos high court by his lawyers, including Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Ademola Adefolaju, Kolawole Salami and four others, Mompha also accused the anti-graft agency of violating his rights.

Mustapha is demanding the sum of N5 million as damages from the EFCC and also court order directing the commission to release him unconditionally forthwith from its custody.

He is also seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining the EFCC or any person acting on its behalf from arresting and detaining him in relation to the subject matter of the suit without recourse to the due process of law.

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