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EFCC Wants Tompolo’s Assets Seized


If the Federal High Court, Lagos buys the argument of the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), all assets belonging to a former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo) would be seized.
This was the submission of the EFCC before the court, Thursday that the Federal High Court in Lagos should make an order empowering it (EFCC) to seize Tompolo’s known assets.
The application, filed by EFCC lawyer Festus Keyamo, is dated February 18.
The anti graft body also sought an order authorising it to attach the properties belonging to Tompolo by seizure pending his arrest or appearance in court for arraignment.
The commission said since the order for his arrest, it has searched all Tompolo’s addresses, trying to locate him to no avail.
The EFCC listed Tompolo’s property to include, 1, Chief Agbamu Close DDPA Extension Warri (Effurun), Delta State; properties of Mieka Dive Ltd and Mieka Dive Training Institute Ltd at No. 77, Lioth Street, ODPA Ugborikoko, Uvwie Local Government Area, Delta State, and all properties of Global West Vessel Specialist Ltd.
Others, according to EFCC, include properties of Muhaabix Global Services Ltd, a River Crew Change Boat named MUHA – 15, property known as “Tompolo Dockyard” by the end of Enerhen Road, Effurun, Warri, and property known as “Tompolo Yard”, at the end of Chevron Clinic Road, next to Next Oil, Edjeba, Warri.
The rest are the Diving School at Kurutie, at Escravos River, property known as “Tompolo House” at Oporaza Town, opposite the Palace, as well as any other property discovered by EFCC, moveable and immoveable, belonging to Tompolo.
“Since the order for the arrest of the first accused person (Tompolo), the combined team of the Nigerian police and the military has been combing the creeks and the entire nation for the arrest of the 1st accused person, but he continues to abscond and conceal himself,” EFCC said.
Justice Ibrahim Buba had on January 14 ordered Tompolo’s arrest. He renewed the order on February 8.
He later dismissed Tompolo’s application seeking to quash the warrant of arrest.
The case comes up Friday.

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