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COURT COURT ORDERS ARREST OF TOMPOLO AGAIN

COURT COURT ORDERS ARREST OF TOMPOLO AGAIN





Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday directed security agencies to arrest a former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo).




He held that the warrant of arrest issued for Tompolo’s arrest still subsists.

The judge said “all authorities” are under obligation to ensure Tompolo is arrested and produced in court to face trial.

Justice Buba dismissed Tompolo’s application seeking to quash the warrant of arrest issued to compel his appearance.

Justice Ibrahim Buba on January 14 issued the warrant after Tompolo failed to report in court to face criminal charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The judge had earlier issued summons on Tompolo, documents which EFCC lawyer, Festus Keyamo, said were duly affixed on a conspicuous part of Tompolo’s home at 1, Chief Agbanu DDPA Extension, Warri, Delta State, as ordered by the court.

But Tompolo claimed that the EFCC did not follow due process of law in applying for an order of substituted service of the criminal charge against him.

He claimed the documents were sent to a wrong address.

 ARREST OF TOMPOLO AGAIN



Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday directed security agencies to arrest a former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo).

He held that the warrant of arrest issued for Tompolo’s arrest still subsists.

The judge said “all authorities” are under obligation to ensure Tompolo is arrested and produced in court to face trial.

Justice Buba dismissed Tompolo’s application seeking to quash the warrant of arrest issued to compel his appearance.

Justice Ibrahim Buba on January 14 issued the warrant after Tompolo failed to report in court to face criminal charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The judge had earlier issued summons on Tompolo, documents which EFCC lawyer, Festus Keyamo, said were duly affixed on a conspicuous part of Tompolo’s home at 1, Chief Agbanu DDPA Extension, Warri, Delta State, as ordered by the court.

But Tompolo claimed that the EFCC did not follow due process of law in applying for an order of substituted service of the criminal charge against him.

He claimed the documents were sent to a wrong address.