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NIGERIA: EFCC accuse ex-militant leader of fresh N22.8b fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has lined up 25 witnesses in a fresh N22,765,900,000 case aginst ex-militant leader, Tompolo.

Tompolo has been allegedly indicted severally on different occasions, alongside the former Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) boss, Patrick Akpobolokemi.

The ex-militant leader has refused to honour the several court orders summoning him to court to answer to the fraud allegations levelled against him.

Punch reports that Tompolo has been accused of diverting N22.7b belonging to NIMASA for his personal use.

He is also being accused of defrauding the Federal Government and making false representations.

Punch reports that Justice Ibrahim Buba recently issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Tompolo for his failure to appear in court, on January 14, 2016.

The ex-militant’s accomplice, former DG of NIMASA, Akpobolokemi. is currently in court, and will be appearing before before Justice Saliu Saidu of a Federal High Court, Lagos, for an alleged N3.4bn fraud.

This is different from his N2.6bn fraud case before Justice Ibrahim Buba.

The former militant, Government “Tompolo” Ekpemupolo has since denied the allegations of fraud levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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