N45.9bn Fraud: EFCC declares Tompolo wanted
By Gbenga Ogundare
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, wanted.
In an advertorial with the photograph of Tompolo, the EFCC said the action was taking following two bench warrants issued against him by a Federal High Court in Lagos, where he has been charged with a N45.9bn fraud.
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According to the EFCC’s Wilson Uwujaren, who signed the advertorial “The general public is hereby notified that Government Ekpemupolo (a.k.a. Tompolo), whose photograph appears above, is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in relation to the offence of conspiracy and illegal diversion of the sum of N34,000,000,000.00 and N11,900,000,000.00 belonging to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.”