The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday announced a previous Niger Delta activist pioneer, Government Ekpemupolo, nom de plume Tompolo, needed.
The counter unite organization in an advertorial marked by its Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said it proclaimed Tompolo needed after two seat warrants issued against him by a Federal High Court in Lagos, where he has been accused of N45.9bn extortion.
In the said advertorial which conveyed a photo of Tompolo, the EFCC portrayed him as a 47-year-old, dull complexioned man from Okerenkoko, Gbaramotu Kingdom in the Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State.
The needed Tompolo, whose location was given as No. 1, Chief Agbanu Street, DDPA Extension, Warri, Delta State, is said to talk both Izon and English dialects.
The general population declaration issued by Uwujaren read to some extent, “The overall population is therefore told that Government Ekpemupolo (a.k.a. Tompolo), whose photo shows up above, is needed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in connection to the offense of scheme, illicit redirection of the entirety of N34,000,000,000.00 and N11,900,000,000.00 having a place with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.”
Equity Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos issued a seat warrant against Tompolo on January 14 after he avoided a summons dated January 12 issued on him by the judge to show up regarding the misrepresentation charges recorded against him and nine others by the EFCC.
Equity Buba had then requested the law implementation organizations to create Tompolo before him on February 8 for him to answer the charges, yet rather than show up in court on January 8,
Tompolo brought an application trying to subdue the seat warrant and capture request.
The judge, who released the application for ailing in legitimacy, recharged the capture warrant and guided all law requirement organizations to create Tompolo before him on February 19.
Tompolo’s legal advisor, Mr. Tayo Oyetibo (SAN), in the wake of neglecting to get the seat warrant emptied, turned down the obligation of undertaking to deliver his customer in court.
Oyetibo said it was the obligation of the indictment to create the suspect in court.
The EFCC recorded 40 represents a mark against Tompolo and nine others, including the prompt past Director-General of NIMSA, Patrick Akpobolokemi.
Alternate suspects in the charge are Kime Engozu, Rex Elem, Gregory Mbonu and Capt. Warredi Enisuoh.
The suspects were accused along of four organizations, specifically: Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, Odimiri Electrical Limited, Boloboere Property and Estate Limited and Destre Consult Limited.
The associates were denounced with occupying and changing over to their own utilization a total of N34bn and N11.9bn fitting in with NIMASA.
The offense, as indicated by EFCC, is in spite of Section 18 (an) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and were at risk to discipline under Section 15 (3) of the same Act.