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EFCC Freezes Tompolo’s N3billion Account


THE EFCC has frozen a bank account belonging to a wanted ex-militant, Government Ekemupolo, who is popularly known as Tompolo.

The anti-graft agency found N3bn in the account and had frozen it pending outcome of court processes.

An operative of the anti-graft agency, who spoke to Punch on condition of anonymity, said:

“During investigations into the fraud at NIMASA (Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency), we traced about N3bn to a bank account, which is owned by Tompolo.

“The account has since been frozen in accordance with Section 34 (1) of the EFCC Act 2004 which empowers the commission to freeze any account suspected of being used for financial crimes.”

Tompolo, who has been on the run since February, was arraigned in absentia with the ex-DG of NIMASA, Mr. Patrick Akpobolokemi, and the latter’s six brothers on April 18, 2016, for N47.7bn fraud.

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