EFCC set to arraign Tompolo, Akpobolokemi, others

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it would on Thursday, arraign Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo), and Patrick Akpobolokemi, a former director general of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA.

The duo would be arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, on a 40-count charge of alleged money laundering , conspiracy, stealing and diversion of funds, the EFCC said.

Four other persons alongside four companies are also to be arraigned.

They are Kime Engozu, Rex Elem, Gregory Mbonu and Captain Warredi Enisuoh.

The companies are Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, Odimiri Electricals Limited Boloboere Property and Estate Limited, Destre Consult Limited.

The suspects allegedly diverted N34 billion which accrued from the public private partnership agreement between NIMASA and Global West Vessel Specialist Limited for personal use.

The EFCC said it had secured an order of the Federal High Court to serve the summon and charge on Tompolo by substituted means as the former Niger Delta militant leader has continuously evaded service.

The order by Justice Ibrahim Buba allows the EFCC to serve the defendant through substituted means by affixing the summons and charge on a conspicuous part of his known address situated at No. 1 Chief Agbanu Street, DDPA Extension Warri, Delta State.

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  • Tompolo is a common criminal and he is not bigger than the State.
    He should humbly report to EFCC for investigation otherwise excessive force should be used to fetch him out of the creeks.

    • IZON Redeemer

      @wahala hide under any name I will fish u out and destroy u——–Ibo man —with a Fulani father————–Again it is———-Your fathers who are the common crominals–Ojukwu was a common criminal also–Buhari ati Tinubu are also common criminals thieve like Soyinka stealing over 84m from the people of Rivers state—Let Buhari be man enough to tell the world how much he took from rivers state-Was dangote not rich enough to fiance his elections? -Buhari and his Gestapo in Efcc will by all mean send them to jail—is that what we are scared of because of the murder of over 31 ijaws by Buhari in the just concluded elections–in Bayelsa state-? Is Buhari going to be president forever’? Who is afraid of Buhari ? Is the world not really beginning to know him for what he is a thief–let buhari account for the 2.8b he stole from NNPC——-Sadly another 5.6 is missing—–ati his mansions in Abuja—–and the 30m in his bank account—what about the 5 vehicles he stole from dasuki———————-ati the 300,000 dollars–animals

      • Rommel

        Your godfather Tompolo will feel the hot iron of the law on his ass,I am sure you are aware that crude oil contributes only 14% to Nigeria’s GDP so stop talking nonsense and tell your godfather to report immediately to the nearest police station to prevent what happened to Sheik Zak Zaky from befalling his compound.

        • Omhenra kingsley splendour

          14% where did you get this statistic

          • Burbank

            “Nigeria’s oil and gas industry is the largest on the African continent, yet in 2014 it only contributed about 14% to Nigeria’s economy.” ‘Outlook of the Nigerian oil and gas market,’ Aug 5, 2015

            “The manufacturing sector is now estimated to contribute 6.8 per cent to GDP, compared to just 1.9 per cent previously, while the oil and gas sector’s contribution has been revised down to 14.4 per cent from 32.4 per cent before rebasing.” CNBC Africa, Feb 12, 2015

            “The oil industry’s share of GDP is now put at just 14%, compared with 33% according to the old figures.” The Economist, April 7, 2014

            “Currently, the contribution of crude oil to the Nigerian Gross Domestic Product is a paltry 14%.”
            Martins Arogie KPMG Nigeria, Thisday March 21, 2013

          • Rommel

            I’m glad someone that is informed has responded to you so thank him for me and update yourself bro,you need it,I can feel that you are a nice guy because your language was civil

    • Mali

      They should arrest Amechi, Tinubu, and Fashola. After then tompolo will report to efcc

      • Rommel

        What crimes did these people you mentioned commit? if they were guilty of any crimes,why did Jonathan not go after them? or was corruption legalized under the previous administration?

        • Burning spear

          @wahala Ibo man————-What crime did Falae ati Yakassai commit–?-Did Danjuma not give Buhari over 40m—what about Sanusi former CBN governor–he gave Buhari more than 100m—–Who took him to court under Jonathan for issuing contracts worth more than 70b to Buhari–again?—Besides-When did it become a crime in Nigeria to receive donations from political parties in in 9ja mumu brainless monkey—

          • Rommel

            Pray that your name is not mentioned by these PDP miscreants who shared blood money else you will join Olisa Metuh in that dark room,I hear he is now masticating documents,yours will be worse

          • Burbank

            “he is now masticating documents”

            LOLz…good one.

      • IZON Redeemer

        Did Buhari report to the Oputa Panel set up to investigate his thievery of my money in PTF and the 2.8b–oil windfall?—Who was the person that forced Buhari to appear before the Oputa panel?–Tompolo will never appear before the rogues in efcc–let the war in the niger delta begin-again–For there is no justice in the judicaary of Nigeria-Now under the control of Buhari-Has Metuh been released on bail? —what about————-dasuki——————-animals————–Dasuki is being gradually poisoned by Buhari in prison–the same goes for–Metuh———————Did any of those who were arrested by Buhari over 30 years ago—survive? All of them died soon after leaving the Buhari gulag—

      • Burbank

        Tompolo can stay in the creek, forever.

  • Shahokaya

    Chei with all his war ships this rascal was arrested like a small fowl.

    • Burning spear

      @wahala———He is not like Ojukwu who took off—————for Ivory Coast in search of peace–Yet died later in Nigeria–and was given a state burial by Ijaw man Jonathan—A thing Buhari would never have done——I mean the Buhari who sent him to jail for 10 months is still alive while Ojukwu is gone

  • REDEEM

    stop deleting comments for the Apes and the hired moaning mourners in APC

  • Akin

    This is really inevitable considering the amount of corruption in the system and the hydra headed monster created by the last government.

    • Burning Spear

      @wahala———-Happily an Ibo man is also in the gulag of Buhari–meaning the oil also touched the lips of the Ibos—–whom u represents here via the use of a Yoruba name–That they are also being held to account for their sins against the Ijaw Nation-via Jonathan

      • Burbank

        Wrong, again.
        Tompolo has to face the music now; his era of immunity is over.

  • Rommel

    The era of impunity and darkness is over,we are indeed in a new age in Nigeria

    • IZON Redeemer

      Provided Buhari is able to confess his sins against the state of Nigeria————-which should include his theft of 2.8b-30 years ago-ati the missing 5.6b from NNPC again—-5 vehicles from—dasuku–ati the source of money for his 4b mansion in abuja————-finally 300,000 dollars he stole——from the same Dasuki-

      • Burbank

        “his theft of 2.8b-30 years ago-ati the missing 5.6b from NNPC again”

        And Jonathan did nothing for 6 YEARS!

    • Burbank

      Amen

  • Olotu

    This kind of reaction is expected from the mouth of a fake presidency! Will they agree that stole the budget? They won’t.
    This budget of yams got missed cos is unimplementable. A padded budget! Then arrest the likes of Tompolo and NIMASA former boss.
    To show u are serious–while thieves like Soyinka who stole my 84m in Rivers state–Dambazua 4b–Fashola 3 trillion–Amaechi-58b dollars——-Fayemi—49b dollars—-Tinubu 6 trillion-remain and operate as Saint in the Kingdom of Buhari-
    Sure, very soon even the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria would be declared missing for the simple reason that as president, Buhari can gradually metamorphose into a full blown dictator again, to chief justice of the Federation, a supreme leader like that of North Korea.
    When a well crafted scenario like this plays out, they will simply deny it, then rewrite already prepared document, includes features like Sharia law, the president as supreme leader; the president can decide those be granted bail etc.
    This is what you get when you package a well known bad product to deceive prospective buyers yet they bought into it knowingly.

    • Burbank

      I’ll make you biafra president today.
      Next?

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      Olodo, look here.

      Nobody stole any budget! The copies of the budget presented to NASS went misssing!
      Again, “COPIES” went missing!

      How do you even sleep?

  • Olotu

    Buhari Will Not Congratulate Bayelsa Governor On His Re-Election.
    **he will reclaim Bayelsa through Tribunal or the intimidated and bullied Judiciary as in Abia, Taraba, Akwa Ibom and Rivers state.
    Three days after the re-election of Governor Dickson as the Bayelsa state governor, aides and associates of President Muhammadu Buhari have revealed that the President will not congratulate him.
    After President Buhari attempts to arm-twist the will of the Bayelsa people with his over 10,000 soldiers, Policemen, Secret Services and para Military officers failed, the embittered President have told his advisers that he will not congratulate Mr Dickson.
    Over 32 Bayelsa citizens that tried to defend their votes were gruesomely killed by the securities officers and Buhari’s party thugs who were embolden and backed by the Law enforments officers.
    They stated that Buhari will not recognize the re-election of Mr Dickson and as what transpired in Abia, Taraba, Akwa Ibom and Rivers state, he will use the election Tribunals or the intimidated and bullied Judiciary to recover the mandate for his friend, Chief Timipriye Sylva.
    Chief Timipriye Sylva who was facing $2 billion embezzlement case with EFCC last year was the one that bought and presented the Presidential forms to Buhari, who claimed that he will be fighting corruption.
    Buhari forced the EFCC and the court to drop all the charges against Sylva who ruined Bayelsa state single-handedly just because of their lust for conquest of the oil-producing state.

    • Burbank

      Stories for bed.

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      ….and this is relevant why? Buhari’s congratulatory messages bestows stronger erections?
      Look here you evil spirit, If you have nothing meaningful to say, try listening to what others are saying instead of voicing your brain-farts!

    • fishhook

      @Olotu: Is it Buhari that has been throwing bombs and kidnapping people in Bayelsa? Why not clean your house first before you blame other people for putting flies in your cooking pot?

  • IZON Redeemer

    Sad that certain Confused Nigerians from the old regions of the country, rewarded a dangerous, insensitive, dishonest, mean, cruel, partial, egoistic, religious, fundamendalist, conscienceless human being like MOHAMMADU BUHARI with the presidency of Nigeria with his kind of track record via the USA. Then why are we shocked to see Buhari go after the soul of Tompolo? Enemy number one of the tripod–Fulanis- Ibos and Yorubas-cause of his Ijaw tribal marks’? And still wonder why Nigeria has not and will not make it to the promised land under the ruler ship of the Fulanis and Yorubas? Aware Buhari is a Fulani oligarch who does not believe in equality before the law. Has no respect for the rule of law! Given the way he jailed Lateef Jakande, Jim Nwobodo, Ambrose Ali, Pa Adekunle Ajasin, Chief Ayo Ojewumi on cases that had no foundation in law-And allowed Awwal Ibrahim, the then Niger State governor, who was arrested in Heathrow Airport in London with 14 million pounds sterling and several millions of Niara and dollars to be freed–Just like his Fulani brother Isa-Prof Yakubu of Inec-who embezzled over 800m from UBEC-Rtd Col Al of Customs–Dambuazua–who stole over 4b-Amaechi 58b-Fashola 4 trillion—Fayemi—49b are the only evidence I need to show Buhari is a Fulani tribalist. Buhari equally allowed Shehu Kangiwa, Sokoto State Governor who conducted and supervised the famous Bakolori Massacre of poor peasant farmers same as he ordered his soldiers to kill more than 30 Ijaws-because of Sylva who paid for his nomination form—added to the murder of 300 shiuia Muslims—-While he chases Tompolo about the Niger Delta–and goes on to order his gestapo to beat up–Akpos former NIMASA boss under the supervision of Sagay the Itsekiri war-lord in his government-behaving like a drunken cow in a china shop———-with Buhari—

    • felixt

      The evil that men and women do will always live after them. At some point all persons that stole our common wealth must pay back. Everydsy for the thief and one day for the owner. Thiefs. Must be put behind the bar.

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      We were going to disabuse you of several misconceptions….then we looked up and saw it was you.
      All we can say is “Go with God” and “Carry on smartly!” We do not suffer fools!

    • fishhook

      @Izon Redeemer: It is like you have no respect for yourself. Which Izon land have you redeemed? Why not show us how Jonathan, E K Clarke, Godspower Orubebe, Asari Dokubo, Tompolo, Ateke Tom, Dan Etete, Alison Madueke, DSP Alameseigha, Eric Opia, Edmund Daukoru redeemed Bayelsa State first? Just keep quite and enjoy your Jonathan empowerment. The rest of the Niger Delta will deal with the Ijaw militants ever before the Federal government gets there. Just because we kept quiet watching Jonathan so as not to disgrace him, it does nit mean that we shall tolerate any further acts if criminality in the Niger Delta or the so called Biafra hustlers. For your information there are many hardcore Niger Delta patriots in support of Buhari and Nigerian unity.

  • Burbank

    Tompolo, the notorious terrorist that was once so powerful that he even stopped Jonathan from entering Delta state for the EPZ Delta Gas City launching, now hiding in the creek from EFCC.

    Change is here

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      a sad point indeed in Nigeria’s history!

      • Burbank

        Very sad for Tompolo.

    • okenwa

      Let buhari enter niger delta and we see.

      • Burbank

        Like we saw in Onitsha last month.

  • Chuks

    Oya PDP start singing: Rule of law; Court of Competent Jurisdiction; Start probe from 1960; This is witch hunt; This is selective; Because he is minority; Is he the only one?; According to UN charter on Human Rights…; He has no case to answer; EFCC should ask the FEC….bla bla…bla…What an evil party? What a crime infested lot? What a dangerous political association?
    Adequate security should be provided at the court room lest these desperate lawless scumbags chew court papers!

    • Burbank

      “Adequate security should be provided at the court room lest these desperate lawless scumbags chew court papers!”

      Gbam
      EFCC is now providing Kevlar-coated paper laced with cyanide for suspects to write their statements.

      • okenwa

        Well it was a case of a willing buyer and a willing seller.

        • Burbank

          Caveat emptor.

  • Gbenga Olu

    Buhari wants to destroy the peace ingenuity provided by MusaYardua! He who fetches an anti-infested firewood should be ready to welcome lizards in his compound. A stitch in time saves nine!

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      ….and if we run you over with a car, people will say we are being wicked.

    • fishhook

      So Nigeria should go and hide now just because the militants once created havoc in the Niger Delta? First and foremost be informed that the Niger Delta were the real losers from the militancy and that no Niger Delta person is prepared to take any nonsense from any militants anymore. Go and see Port Harcourt Airport under Jonathan. Where is Alscon now? How about Ogoni land?

      • Gbenga Olu

        Very easy to win war with a loquacious mouth!

    • Burbank

      And Buratai will have the lizards roasted for lunch