Ismaila Mustapha, often known online as Mompha, denied rumors 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 platform to once more expose the dishonest and corrupt commission by stating that I was neither detained by the EFCC nor was I arrested again.
This EFCC claim is absurd because I am not now in Nigeria and have not been more or less rearrested there.
Mompha, however, urged the commission to stop misleading the people through the press and media and to cease the claimed media trial.
In order to avoid the intimidation and harassment of the EFCC and the corrupt Nigerian legal system, he said, his family and he are currently in Dubai.