Former Niger Delta warlord Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo has again shunned the invitation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos and presided over by Justice Mohammed Buba has arrainged Tompolo in absentia. The anti-graft commission raised a 22 count charge against the Niger Delta militant and there was no need to plead guilty or not guilty as the court assumed that he was guilty therefore his decision to evade justice.
The formal arraignment of Tompolo has been continuously stalled due to the inability of the EFCC to arrest him. The EFCC in a 40-count charge before the court, argued that Tompolo and others allegedly diverted N34 billion for personal use. The agency further insisted that the said sum accrued from the public-private partnership agreement between NIMASA and Global West Vessel Specialist said to be owned by Tompolo.