Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


EFCC arraigns Tompolo in absentia

18 April 2016, 14:04

Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, in absentia.

He was arraigned at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos and presided over by Justice Mohammed Buba.

The EFCC  raised a 22 count charge against the ex-militant.

Also read: Tompolo challenges warrant of arrest

It was learnt that there was no need to plead guilty or not guilty as the court assumed that he was guilty hence his decision to evade justice.

Tompolo is currently on the run and is wanted by the EFCC.

A Federal High Court had on January 14 issued a warrant for the arrest of Tompolo over his alleged refusal to appear in court to answer to the fraud charges preferred against him and others by the EFCC.

But on January 27, 2016, Tompolo filed an application before the court to set aside the said warrant of arrest and on February 8, 2016, the said application was argued and dismissed by the court, which also renewed the order.

- News 24


Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...