Alleged fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha has dropped his lawsuit after being released from EFCC’s custody.
According to his lawyer, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Mompha was released on bail. He also noted that the alleged fraudster has dropped the N5m lawsuit he filed against the EFCC to challenge his re-arrest.
Earlier on, he was re-arrested shortly after retrieving his personal properties which included, five wristwatches, One iPhone 8, a pair of sunglasses and one Apple airpod from the premises of the commission.
The items had been seized when he was arrested for the first time on money laundering charges. The court had ordered that the items be returned to him upon arraignment.
He was blocked by EFCC operatives and forcefully brought back into the compound as soon as he left with his property on Friday.
EFCC spokesperson, Mr. Dele Oyewale said the new charges against Mompha are related to internet fraud and not the old charges of money laundering.
Following his re-arrest, Mompha filed a N5m lawsuit on the grounds of “unlawful re-arrest and detention.”
In the suit filed by his lawyer, Mompha prayed the court to declare that his re-arrest and detention by the EFCC was unjustifiable and unlawful.
A litigation officer in the office of his lawyer, Kayode Adeboye, contended that Mompha’s arrest was baseless because he had been granted bail by the court and he never absconded.