Idan was never re-arrested by EFCC— Mompha debunks report of re-arrest


Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, has denied allegations of his re-arrest and subsequent arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on charges of N6 billion in money laundering.

Mompha explained in a live video aired on his verified Instagram account on Friday that he had not been detained, contrary to claims.

He substantiated his claim by engaging in amusing activities and dancing to Timaya’s song “Sweet Us,” with the goal of demonstrating his freedom and refuting incorrect allegations of being detained by the EFCC.

In addition, Mompha issued a statement titled “Idan was not arrested by EFCC; 33BG is not in EFCC custody,” urging the EFCC to avoid from holding a public trial. He stated that he is not in the custody of the EFCC and will appear in court on July 3, 2023.

See Mompha’s statement on alleged re-arrest below.


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 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.”