Arrested Bureau de Change operator, Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha, has instituted a fundamental rights enforcement suit before a High Court of Lagos State, against EFCC for his continued detention.
He is asking the court to declare that his continued detention since the October 22, on the orders of a Lagos Magistrate Court which order expired on November 4, is unlawful and constitutes a gross violation of his right to personal liberty.
Mompha, in the suit filed by his lawyers, who include: Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Ademola Adefolaju, Kolawole Salami and four others, is demanding the sum of N5 million as damages from the EFCC.
He is also seeking a court order directing the EFCC to release him unconditionally forthwith from its custody.
And an order of perpetual injunction restraining the anti-graft agency or any person whatsoever acting for or on behalf of the agency from arresting and detaining him in relation to the subject of the suit without recourse to due process of law.