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Friday, 19 February 2016

Government Tompolo declared WANTED : EFCC granted warrant by court for his ARREST

Government Ekpemupolo has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today Friday 19th February 2016.  The current whereabouts of the former militant leader is unknown , despite several efforts of military personnel to fish him out in the creeks of Delta state.

EFCC received a warrant order of arrest of 'Tompolo' on 8th of February 2016  after he ignored repeated calls for his presence before EFCC for interrogations. Mr Tompolo is being wanted for various financial crimes running into billions of Naira. Mr Festus Keyamo informed a judge on Friday that security agents has tried their best to fish him out, but he has been no where to be found.


Mr Tayo Oyetibo who represented Mr Tompolo at the court pleaded that the court to set aside  an order of substitute service which the judge had earlier granted in the court.  However, the judge, , Justice Ibrahim Buba dismissed the appeal and renewed the warrant order  that was earlier issued by the court for the arrest of the former militant leader.

Mr Tomoplo non appearance to the court was tagged disrespectful by the prosecutors . Mr Festus Keyamo told the court that to adjourn the case and also filed  an application for the court to seize all the identified assets belonging to Mr Tompolo and if he fails to appear before the court within three months, all his assets would be auctioned by the federal government.