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Tompolo fails to appear in court over N13bn fraud case

14 January 2016, 11:18

Abuja - Former  militant leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of Delta, Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, has shunned the order of a Federal High Court in Lagos to unconditionally appear today to answer a 40-count of alleged N13bn fraud levelled against him  by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Punch reports.

He was to be arraigned before the Lagos Federal High Court alongside former Director General of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for alleged theft amounting to N34 billion.

Also read: Ex-NIMASA boss' and Tompolo's corruption trials to resumes in Lagos

While all his co-accused, including a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Patrick Akpobolokemi, were present in court, Tompolo did not show up.

Justice Ibrahim Buba has consequently issued a bench warrant on Tompolo and ordered the police to produce him in court by all means.

Read more at Punch

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