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Tompolo Niger Delta ex-militants warn EFCC to leave their leader alone.

They also called on President Buhari to call EFCC to order, and advised the anti-graft agency to follow the rule of law.

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Ex-Niger Delta militants under the aegis of Transformed Niger Delta Ex-militants Forum,  have issued a warning to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to leave their leader, Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo alone.

They also called on President Buhari to call EFCC to order, and advised the anti-graft agency to follow the rule of law.

In a statement signed by its President, Meshach Bebenimibo, the group said “We appeal to the President as a matter of urgency to instruct the EFCC to follow due process within 1999 Constitution as amended.”

Adding that “We want EFCC to leave Tompolo alone because the petitioners are acting out of jealousy to indict and incarcerate him, that is why they are lying to the whole world that Tompolo sold the land for the building of Nigerian Maritime University, NMU, Okerenkoko.”

The group also said “The petitioners know the truth and the truth is that Tompolo only sold the International Diving Institute buildings at Kurutie community and the place was sand filled before he built the school. Among the structures are lecture halls, multipurpose pavilion, administrative block, vice- chancellor’s lodge and hostels for male and female students.

Read: Agency freezes accounts of Tompolo, 3 others

“The previous government brought valuers and did all necessary legal things and collected VAT money before paying him about 90 per cent as agreed.

“We also urge EFCC to have a rethink and defreeze Mieka and GlobalWest accounts.”

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is investigating Tompolo for unclear dealings involving the sale of parcels of land worth about N13b to the Federal Government, during former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

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