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Fraud: 25 witnesses to testify against Tompolo

24 January 2016, 19:30

Abuja - A fresh 22-count case has been filed against ex-Niger Delta militant leader Government Ekemupolo, commonly known as Tompolo, along with 12 others, Punch reports.

The charges, which were filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission at a Lagos Federal High Court on Friday, bordered on stealing, fraud and money laundering to an amount of over N46 billion.

The charges come just eight days after Tompolo's arrest was ordered for his failure to appear in court over a separate 40-count case of a N34 billion fraud allegation.

Also read: FG sacks top civil servants over employment racketeering

According to the fresh case, 25 witnesses have been called to testify against Tompolo and his 12 co-accused.

The witnesses are said to include seven EFCC officials, Ministry of Transport staff and officials from four banks including Access Bank, First Bank, Zenith Bank Plc and United Bank for Africa plc.

Read more at Punch

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