Tompolo ‘Bring him to court by force,’ Judge orders

This is following a 40 count charge brought against Tompolo, former Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) boss, Patrick Akpobolokemi and eight others, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo is the most sought after right now, by security agencies, following an order of the court mandating all law enforcements agencies to arrest the ex-militant leader.

Channels Television reports that Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos renewed an order to all security agencies in the country to arrest and force Tompolo to appear in court.

Reports say this is following a 40 count charge brought against Tompolo, former Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) boss, Patrick Akpobolokemi and eight others, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Speaking on the continued absence of Tompolo, the court said “the EFCC has the power to arrest anyone if it has reasonable belief that such person has committed an offence.”

Adding that  “The order for substituted service is more than justified against a man who has refused to honour lawful invitation by the EFCC.

“Not only is Tompolo aware of the charges, he has further briefed counsel representing him, who on his behalf, demanded for all processes filed in the matter.”

“Therefore, all the authorities cited on this issue are with respect, misconceived.

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“The application challenging service is hereby dismissed.

“The order for arrest still subsist; and all authorities in Nigeria are further ordered to ensure that the order of this court for the arrest of Ekpemupolo also known as Tompolo is carried out to the latter,” the court said.

The ex militant leader has however said he has no interest in fighting the government.

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