The controversial Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo a.k.a Tompolo who has been by-passing investigative authorities by refusing to appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the nation's anti-graft commission, on invitation, may have no other choice unless he's ready to further proof that he's bigger than the laws of the country.
The stupendously rich bunessman has been compelled to appear before a federal high court, in the Lagos judicial division in few days to answer some criminal charges against him and others in connection to a multi billion Naira fraud involving land contracts for the construction of a Nigeria Maritme University.
In an affiidavit in support of motion exparte and deposed to by one Idris Adamu, male, muslim, a Nigerian citizen and investigating officer attached to the EFCC, and after hearing the submission of the prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo Esq., the court granted the prayers of compelling Tompolo and others to appear before it.
According to the information in the court papers made available to National Enquirer suit No. FHC/L/555c/2015, which is between Federal Republic of Nigeria and Government Ekpemupolo, a.k.a Tompolo and 9 others including the former managing director of NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi.
Others listed as accused persons are Global West Vessel Specialist Ltd, Odimiri Electricals Ltd, Kime Engozu, Boloboere Property and Estate Ltd., Rex Elem, Destre Consult Ltd., Gregory Mbonu and Captain Waredi Enisuoh.
It would be recalled that, Tompolo, a former Niger Delta militant, had bank accounts belonging to him frozen by the EFCC. According to reports at the time, two companies linked to Tompolo, Mieka Divers Ltd and Global West Vessel Specialists Nigeria Ltd, had their accounts frozen by the EFCC because of their use in fraudulent exchanges.
Specifically, the EFCC wishes to question Tompolo about the illicit sale of N13 billion in land from him to the Federal Government. According to reports, the Federal Government wanted to construct the Nigerian Maritime University (NMU) and had diverted public funds through the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to the militant.
Mr. Tompolo is reportedly hiding in the Niger Delta creeks; he rejects any insinuation that the land deal was fraudulent asking EFCC to contact former President Goodluck Jonathan for clarification.
The case has been adjourned till Thursday, January 14th, 2016.