Metro EFCC Files Fresh Charges Against Tompolo, Ex-NIMASA Boss


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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has finalized plans to file fresh criminal charges against Government Ekpemupolo popularly known as Tompolo and a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Patrick Akpobolokemi.

A statement on Wednesday by the spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren said they will be charged over an alleged scam in the acquisition of a property worth N11.8 billion

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- Mieka Dive Institute, a sprawling expanse, purportedly acquired by NIMASA for the take-off of the Nigerian Maritime University, was approved for an outright purchase by the past administration in the sum of N13, 072,564,822.00 in which a sum of N11, 765, 308, 339.80 had been paid through NIMASA.

- Fraudulently claimed of fund through an alleged false presentation of a Certificate of Customary Right of Occupancy of the property and an alleged inflation of the property sum.

- property was allegedly wrongly acquired and wrongly purchased, as the Omadino Community of Delta State, the rightful owners of the property is making a demand for rightful payment of the same land

Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos, last week, ordered the arrest of Tompolo following his failure to appear before the court for his arraignment over an alleged N34 billion scam preferred against him, the ex-NIMASA boss and four other persons as well as their companies by the EFCC.

The court consequently fixed February 8, 2016 for their arraignment, the EFCC statement said.


Source: Daily Trust
 
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