N45.9bn Fraud: Court To Hear Tompolo’s Enforcement Suit Against FG On June 17

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A sitting of the Lagos state Division of the Federal High Court has fixed June 17, 2016 to hear the suit filed by a former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemulopo, alias Tompolo, seeking to enforce his right against the Federal Government.

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Tompolo has been declared wanted since February 12, 2016 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The country’s anti-graft agency had filed a 40-count charge against him and nine others before Justice Ibrahim Buba of the same court.

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Tompolo seeks the protection of the court against prosecution for an alleged N45.9 billion fraud.

Joined as respondents in the suit are the Federal Government, the EFCC, the Inspector-General of Police, the Chief of Army Staff, the Chief of Naval Staff and the Chief of Air Staff.

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During the trial on Thursday, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun-Ishola fixed hearing in the suit for June 17 to enable the respondents file their processes out of time.



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