EFCC Releases Mompha on Bail While Sowore is Still in DSS Custody

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SWITZERLAND, DECEMBER 10 – Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a Mompha has regained his freedom after perfecting the bail conditions handed to him by a Lagos High Court.

Meanwhile, Journalist and activist, Omoyele Sowore remains in the custody of the DSS, after his rearrest on Friday, despite repeated orders by the court for him to be released on bail

Mompha who was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 14 counts bordering on fraud, money laundering and running a foreign exchange business without the authorisation of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was granted a N100m bail on Friday, November 29.

The Dubai-based Nigerian businessman was admitted to bail with one surety who must be a landed property owner by Justice Mohammad Liman, who ordered him to deposit his passport with the Deputy Chief Registrar of the court and report at the EFCC office every fortnight to show that he has not left the country.

Mompha has now perfected his bail conditions as he was spotted with his friends earlier today after regaining his freedom.

The cases of Sowore and Mompha is seen by some as parallels. While one is an economic prisoner, the other is a political prisoner.While one has economic crime charges filed against him, the other has been accused of trying to overthrow the government, an allegation that many have described as baseless and ridiculous.

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