Tompolo in trouble as Court orders EFCC to invade creeks

By Post Nigeria January 14, 2016 12:02

Tompolo in trouble as Court orders EFCC to invade creeks

Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, sitting at Lagos has ordered the arrest of a former Niger Delta militant leader, Oweize Ekpemupolo, (popularly known as Tompolo).

The order was given following Tompolo’s failure to appear before the court on Thursday January 14, 2016 to face a 40 count charge of alleged N13 billion fraud leveled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The Judge therefore issued a bench warrant on Tompolo and ordered the police to produce him in court by all means.

The judge issued the summons following an application filed by the EFCC through its lawyer, Rotimi Oyedipo, alleging that they had not been able to serve Tompolo with a copy of the charge.

The anti-graft agency also stated that they were forced to secure a court order, because Tompolo has continuously evaded efforts to speak with him.

However, former Niger Delta militant leader while reacting to the invitation on January 13, has said that he did not receive any summons.

Tompolo insisted that the land sale was transparently done and that any question for clarification should be directed to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

See: Update: EFCC set to arrest Niger-Delta Militant

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