Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) is today set to arraign Patrick Akpobolokemi, former Director
General of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for
alleged theft amounting to N34 billion.
He will be arraigned before the Lagos Federal High Court
alongside Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo), militant leader of the Movement
for the Emancipation of Delta, on a 40 count charge of alleged money
laundering, conspiracy, stealing and diversion of funds.
Four other persons alongside four companies are also to
be arraigned. They are Kime Engozu, Rex Elem, Gregory Mbonu and Captain Warredi
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The companies are Global West Vessel Specialist Limited,
Odimiri Electricals Limited, Boloboere Property and Estate Limited, Destre
Consult Limited. The suspects
allegedly diverted the sum of N34 billion which accrued from the public private
partnership agreement between NIMASA and Global West Vessel Specialist
Limited for personal use.
Meanwhile, the EFCC has secured an order of the
Federal High Court to serve the summon and charge on Tompolo by substituted
means as the suspect has continuously evaded service.
- CAJ News