The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has applied to a Federal High Court in Lagos for an order to seize some assets belonging to a former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, pending when he will appear to answer charges of N45.9bn fraud preferred against him and nine others, Punch reports.
The application dated February 18, 2016 was filed by the EFCC lawyer, Festus Keyamo, pursuant to sections 80 and 81 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015.
The EFCC listed Tompolo’s assets which it intended to seize as his house located at No. 1, Chief Agbamu Close DDPA Extension Warri (Effurun), Delta State.
His other assets which the EFCC sought to seize are Mieka Dive Ltd.; Mieka Dive Training Institute Ltd.; Global West Vessel Specialist Ltd.; Muhaabix Global Services Ltd.; a River Crew Change Boat named MUHA -15; “Tompolo Dockyard,” “Tompolo Yard,” the Diving School at Kurutie, at Escravos River; “Tompolo House” at Oporaza Town, opposite the Palace.
The anti-graft commission also urged the court to grant it an order to take over any other movable and immovable assets belonging to Tompolo.