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IG issues order for Tompolo’s arrest

18 February 2016, 10:05

Abuja - Inspector-General of Police Solomon Arase has ordered the Commissioners of Police in Delta, Rivers States to fish out ex-Niger Delta militant ,Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo) from his hideout.

Tompolo has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after a court issued the warrant for his arrest.

Also read: Court orders re-arrest of ex-militant Tompolo

Arase, who spoke in Abuja during a session with journalists on Wednesday.said he has directed his men to arrest Tompolo anywhere he was sighted.

He stated that since the EFCC has declared him wanted through a court order, the police was duty bound to apprehend him to face the charges against him.

Tompolo, who is facing 40-count charge , is being tried alongside the ex-Director General of Nigeria Maritime Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, in connection with the alleged diversion of a sum of N45.9 billion in the execution of contracts .

- News 24


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