Court orders EFCC to return Mompha’s passport, wrist watches and iPhone

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Court orders EFCC to return Mompha?s passport, wrist watches and iPhone

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been ordered to release all items seized from Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha by a federal high court sitting in Lagos. 

 

Justice Liman who ruled on a July 6 application filed by Mompha’s counsel, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), ordered the return of the items which include five luxury wristwatches, an apple iPod, an iPhone 8 device and a pair of sunglasses. They are reportedly among the items found on him during his arrest last October 19, in Abuja.

 

Court orders EFCC to return Mompha?s passport, wrist watches and iPhone

 

The federal high court judge who noted that the prosecution has the right to seize a property during an arrest, likewise a duty to approach the court for an interim order, stated that due process must be observed and failure to do this is considered illegal. Liman further averred that the items had been with the EFCC for eight months already.

 

He said; 

 

“None of these items was listed as exhibit, none of the items was listed on the charge. At this…



Source: Linda Ikeji