Metro EFCC Set to Arraign Tompolo, former NIMASA DG, Others


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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will Thursday arraign the former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemukpolo popularly known as Tompolo and former Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Patrick Apobolokemi before a Federal High Court in Lagos on a 40 count charge of alleged money laundering, conspiracy, stealing and diversion of funds.

According a statement by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, four other persons and comapanies are also to be arraigned.

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READ EFCC Press Release:


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will on Thursday January 14, arraign Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo), and Patrick Akpobolokemi, former director general of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA before a Federal High Court, Lagos on a 40 count charge of alleged money laundering , conspiracy, stealing and diversion of funds. Four other persons alongside four companies are also to be arraigned. They are Kime Engozu, Rex Elem, Gregory Mbonu and Captain Warredi Enisuoh. The companies are Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, Odimiri Electricals Limited, Boloboere Property and Estate Limited, Destre Consult Limited, The suspects allegedly diverted the sum of N34 billion which accrued from the public private partnership agreement between NIMASA and Global West Vessel Specialist Limited for personal use.

Meanwhile, the EFCC has secured an order of the Federal High Court to serve the summon and charge on Tompolo by substituted means as the suspect has continuously evaded service.

The order by Justice Ibrahim Buba allows the EFCC to serve the defendant through substituted means by affixing the summons and charge on a conspicuous part of his known address situated at No. 1 Chief Agbanu Street, DDPA Extension Warri, Delta State.

Wilson Uwujaren

Head, Media & Publicity

13th January, 2016
 
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