Former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) on Thursday. This was contained in an advertorial signed by the agency’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren who stated that Tompolo is wanted following two bench warrants issued against him by a Federal High Court in Lagos, where he has been charged with a N45.9bn fraud.
The advertorial, which carries a photograph of Tompolo, describes him as a 47-year-old, dark-complexioned man from Okerenkoko, Gbaramotu Kingdom in the Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State. His last known address was given as No. 1, Chief Agbanu Street, DDPA Extension, Warri, Delta State. According to EFCC, Tompolo speaks both Izon and English languages.
The public announcement issued by EFCC reads in part, “The general public is hereby notified that Government Ekpemupolo (a.k.a. Tompolo), whose photograph appears above, is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in relation to the offence of conspiracy and illegal diversion of the sum of N34,000,000,000.00 and N11,900,000,000.00 belonging to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.”