Tompolo Shuns Court’s Invitation Over 13 Billion Naira Fraud

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Ex-Niger Delta militant, Ekpemupolo Tompolo, has shunned the order of a Federal High Court in Lagos to unconditionally appear to answer a 40-count of alleged N13bn fraud leveled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.


The order, which was granted in Charge No: FHC/L/553c/2015, was sequel to a motion ex-parte brought by the EFCC.
Also affected by the order were ex-NIMASA Director-General, Mr. Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi, Tompolo’s company, Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, Odimixi Electricals Limited, Kime Engozu, Boloboere Property and Estate Limited, Rex Elem, Destre Consult Limited, Gregory Mbonu and Captain Warredi Enisuoh


While all his co-accused, including a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Patrick Akpobolokemi, were present in court, only Tompolo failed to appear.


The EFCC had explained that it rearrested ex-NIMASA DG, Akpobolokemi after he was granted bail by a competent court because of fresh 34 billion naira fraud allegations against him.


The Commission had asked Tompolo to appear on December 17, 2015 for questioning in respect of the N13 billion land acquisition controversies for Nigerian Maritime University, in Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State.


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