Nigerian businessman and internet celebrity, Ismail Mustapha, aka Mompha has dismissed reports that he was re-arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
EFCC had informed the special offences court sitting in Ikeja on Monday that Mompha has been re-arrested.
The socialite was arraigned for N6 billion fraud trial and the case was later adjourned till July 3, 2023 for the continuation of trial.
Mompha said he is in Dubai and was not arrested as widely reported, He also made a live video on his verified Instagram page on Friday.
The social media big boy calld out the EFCC for allegedly giving false information, and accused the commission of trying to witch-hunt him and use his name to trend.
He said; “Contrary to the recent publication in most media platforms in Nigeria that I, Mompha was rearrested by the EFCC.
“I want to use this medium to expose the corrupt and mischievous commission again that I was neither rearrested nor am I in the custody of the EFCC.
“This assertion by the EFCC is laughable because I am currently not in Nigeria more or less rearrested either in Nigeria.
“I hereby urge the commission to desist from this insensible media trial and stop misleading people through the press/media that I am in your custody and would produce me before the Court on the 3rd of July.
“It has now become very clear that the only motive of the EFCC is to witch-hunt me and use my name Mompha to trend anytime they are looking for cheap media relevance. One would think Mompha would be the least of their worries during this period of change in government and occupy themselves with the task of going after the corrupt politicians who are impoverishing the ordinary Nigerians.
“I want to thank my teeming fans and well-wishers, who are concerned about my wellbeing and safety and I want to assure you all that I and my family are fine and currently enjoying ourselves in Dubai, away from the intimidation and harassment of the EFCC and the corrupt Nigeria judicial system.”