N13bn Fraud: Tompolo Goes Into Hiding As Court Seeks His Immediate Arrest

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has issued an official order for the arrest of former Niger Delta militant, Mr Government Epemupolo also known as Tompolo in connection to a multi-billion naira fraud involving land contracts for the construction of a Nigerian Maritime University (NMU).

Mr Government Epemupolo also known as Tompolo
Mr Government Epemupolo also known as Tompolo

Tompolo had on December 10th, 2015, been wanted for questioning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) but he refused to honor their invitation claiming he was in court against the Commission.

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Sequel to his outright defiance, two companies linked to him (Mieka Divers Ltd and Global West Vessel Specialists Nigeria Ltd) had their accounts frozen by the anti-graft agency.

It was learnt that the federal Government, while planning to construct the Nigerian Maritime University (NMU) had diverted public funds through the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to the militant.

The EFCC desires to grill Tompolo about the illicit sale of N13 billion in land from him to the Federal Government.

However, Mr Tompolo is reported to have been hiding in the Niger Delta creeks.

Tompolo had openly rejected any insinuation that the land deal was fraudulent asking the EFCC to contact former President Goodluck Jonathan for clarification.



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