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FEDERAL HIGH COURT OKAYS EFCC CONFISCATION OF TOMPOLO'S PROPERTIES

FEDERAL HIGH COURT OKAYS EFCC CONFISCATION OF TOMPOLO'S PROPERTIES


A Federa High Court in Lagos on Friday assented to a request by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to seize all but one of the assets belonging to the former General Officer Commanding, GOC, of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo.





The presiding judge, Justice Ibrahim Buba gave this order after Tompolo again failed to appear in court to honour a summon on an alleged fraudulent land contract for the construction of the Nigerian Maritime University.

It would be recalled that the anti-graft agency had on Wednesday filed a motion before the court, seeking to freeze Tompolo’s assets. This was after the commission declared him wanted in a newspaper advertorial, following two bench warrants issued against him by the court.

The EFCC is accusing Tompolo and nine others of diverting and converting N46bn belonging to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA.