Friday, 19 February 2016

Court grants EFCC's request to seize Tompolo's assets

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos today granted the request of the EFCC to seize some assets belonging to former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo who has been declared wanted for refusing to appear in court to answer to charges of corruption leveled against him by the anti-graft agency.

The presiding judge, Justice Ibrahim Buba in his ruling on the application filed by EFCC, said the assets should be seized until Tompolo comes out of hiding and appears in court to answer the charges of N45.9bn fraud preferred against him and nine others.

Justice Buba ruled that the assets should be auctioned if Tompolo fails to come out of hiding three months after this order.

Among the assets to be seized by the EFCC include his house located at No. 1, Chief Agbamu Close DDPA Extension Warri (Effurun), Delta State, his River Crew Change Boat named MUHA -15; “Tompolo Dockyard,” “Tompolo Yard,” the Diving School at Kurutie, at Escravos River; “Tompolo House” at Oporaza Town, opposite the Palace.

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