Tompolo Ex-militant asks Court of Appeal to stop his arrest

The court granted an order for Tompolo’s arrest at the instance of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after he failed to appear to face money laundering charges.

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Former militant, Government “Tompolo” Ekpemupolo has urged the Court of Appeal in Lagos to set aside an order for his arrest which was granted by the Federal High Court in the state.

The court granted an order for Tompolo’s arrest at the instance of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after he failed to appear to face money laundering charges.

The EFCC has accused the former militant and nine others of looting about N34 billion in funds belonging to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

Tompolo is asking the Appeal Court to set aside the warrant due to a lack of evidence that he had been rightfully informed of the charges against him and subsequent court proceedings.

The EFCC had earlier stated that it could not locate Tompolo after he defied an order to appear in court for his trial.

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