Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, a former Niger Delta warlord, was required by the Federal High Court of Lagos, Nigeria, to appear in order to answer to a 40-count of suspected N13bn fraud. However, Tompolo has refused to comply.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) accused him of stealing the funds from the public private partnership agreement between Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, reported This Day.
Other inviduauls and corperations have also been charged. Ex-NIMASA Director-General, Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi, was called by the court as were, Kime Engozu, Rex Elem, Gregory Mbonu and Captain Warredi Enisuoh along with Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, Odimiri Electricals Limited, Boloboere Property and Estate Limited, Destre Consult Limited, reported This Day.
Considering Tompolo has continuously evaded the authorities, an order was granted by Justice Ibrahim Buba and allows the EFCC to serve the suspect through substituted means. This enables them to affix the summons and charge on to his last known address in the Delta Strate.