Ismaila Mustapha, also known online as Mompha, denied rumours that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had detained him.
EFCC informed the Ikeja, Lagos State court that Mompha, who was charged with six billion naira worth of money laundering, had been detained again.
According to the Commission, Mompha was apprehended in coordination with its foreign allies.
However, Mompha refuted the claim in an Instagram live broadcast.
He claimed that the Commission was conducting a witch hunt against him and holding a social media trial.
“I want to use this medium to expose the corrupt and mischievous commission again that I was neither rearrested nor am 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.”
Mompha, however, urged the commission to stop misleading the people through the press and media and to cease the claimed media trial.
He continued by saying that he and his family are currently in Dubai, far from the EFCC’s harassment and threats and Nigeria’s corrupt legal system.