NIMASA fraud trial news

EFCC opens case against Tompolo, Akpobolokemi over N47.7bn fraud

‘Yinka Hassan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Monday called its first witness in the ongoing trial of the former Niger Delta militant, Government Oweize Ekemupolo (Tompolo) and others over alleged fraud of N47,683,464,822.

Tompolo and others were recently docked in absentia before the Federal High Court in Lagos on a 22-count charge bordering on fraud, conversation of money and forgery.

Also arraigned in absentia were siblings of the immediate past Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Patrick Ziadeke Akpolobokemi, who was also arraigned before the court.

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