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Tompolo challenges warrant of arrest

02 February 2016, 15:27

Abuja - Former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo (alias Tompolo), has challenged the warrant of arrest issued by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos,  to compel his appearance in court to answer to the criminal charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC). Guardian reports.

He is praying the court to discharge the bench warrant issued against him.

Also read: Tompolo agrees to appear in court

EFCC, in the charge, had accused Tompolo and others of diverting the sum of N34 billion belonging to the Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency, NIMASA.

Trial judge, Justice Ibrahim Buba, had on January 12, 2016, following an application by EFCC’s counsel, issued a bench warrant for Tompolo’s arrest.

Tompolo is arguing that the EFCC did not follow due process of law in applying for an order of substituted service of the criminal charge against him, adding that no service of the charge was effected as directed by the court before the EFCC applied for a warrant of arrest against him.

Read more at Guardian

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