Social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha (alias Mompha), has denied being rearrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

It would be recall that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, had informed Ikeja Special Offences Court that the prosecution in collaboration with its international partners had secured the arrest of Mompha.

During the court proceedings, the EFCC lawyer, Sulaiman I. Sulaiman said: “The prosecution will like to bring to the knowledge of my lord that in collaboration with our international partners, we have been able to apprehend the defendant.

“We plan to take him into custody and to produce him before the court.

“The counsel for the defendant reached out to me seeking for an adjournment that he will be absent today in court.”

But Mompha, in his instagram handle denied being arrested by the anti-graft agency.

Mompha who posed with his wife writes: “Mompha Idan Was Not Rearrested By EFCC; 33BG Is Not In EFCC Custody

He started that “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 or elsewhere. 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 task of going after the corrupt politicians who are impoverishing the ordinary Nigerians.”

The EFCC had on January 22, 2022 arraigned Mompha alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment, on an eight-count charge of N6 billion laundering, which he pleaded not guilty to.