Mompha threatens to sue EFCC for libel
Social media influencer, Ismail Mustapha, popularly called Mompha yesterday, demanded that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) retract alleged libelous publications made against him.
Mompha warned that unless the anti-graft agency tendered an unreserved apology in 14 days, he would seek exemplary damages against it.
He made the demands in a September 13 letter written by his counsel Gboyega Oyewole (SAN).
“Our instruction is that via a recent online publication, the EFCC through its image maker, Wilson Uwujaren made a libelous and defamatory statement concerning our client, Mr Ismaila Mustapha,” Oyewole said.
According to him, the agency had been maliciously and falsely describing his client as “a notorious internet fraudster” and an accomplice of a Lebanese cybercrime convict, Hamza Koudeih.
Mompha, on August 18, 2020, demanded N5million from the EFCC in a suit filed by Oyewole challenging his fresh arrest and detention.