Dubai based Nigerian and suspected fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha, also known as Mompha, has filed a fundamental human rights enforcement suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), alleging unlawful detention.
He says the EFCC has detained him longer than is provided by the Nigerian constitution.
Mustapha filed a suit at the Lagos state high court where he is demanding five million naira as damages.
The suspect was arrested on the nineteenth of October at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja as he was about boarding a Dubai bound flight for alleged money laundering and other related offences.
EFCC secured a remand order from the court on the twenty second of October and has held him since then.
No date has been fixed for hearing.