Tompolo EFCC files fresh charges against ex-militant leader

The EFCC said the N11.9 billion ($60 million), which was illegally diverted by Tompolo belonged to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

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Former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo (pictured) play

Former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo (pictured)

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed fresh charges against former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo popularly known as  Tompolo.

The Commission filed the N11. 9 billion fraud charges today, February 12.

According to a statement by the EFCC, the N11.9 billion ($60 million), which was illegally diverted by Tompolo belonged to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

The ex-militant would also face trial for allegedly laundering $175 million and for fraudulently collecting N13 billion from the last administration as payment for the land where the Nigerian Maritime University is to be built.

Tompolo was declared wanted by EFCC yesterday, February 11.

As at the time of filing this report, he had not be apprehended, but the the Inspector General police, Solomon Arase, said his men are on Tompolo's trail.


 

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