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EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by DONSMITH123(m): 7:31am On Jan 25, 2016
Ex-NIMASA boss, brothers face money laundering allegations

The Federal Government has filed fresh criminal charges against a former Niger Delta militant leader, Chief Government Oweize Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo), involving about N22,765,900,000.

The new charge, filed last Friday at the Federal High Court in Lagos, borders on stealing, advanced fee fraud and money laundering.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed the 22-count charge against Tompolo and 12 others.

Justice Ibrahim Buba had, on January 14, ordered Tompolo’s arrest.

The judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest after he failed to report in court to face a prior criminal charge against him.

The judge had, a day earlier, summoned Tompolo, but the accused did not turn up.

EFCC’s lawyer Festus Keyamo said Tompolo ignored previous invitations by EFCC during investigation.

Others accused in the first charge include a former Director-General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi; Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, Odimiri Electricals Limited, Kemi Engozu, Boloboere Property and Estate Limited, Rex Elem, Destre Consult Limited, Gregory Mbonu and Captain Warredi Enisuoh.

EFCC, in the 40-count charge, said 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 alleged offence contravenes Section 15 (1) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act 2012 and punishable under Section 15(3) of the same Act.

In the 22-count charge, Tompolo will face trial along with Akpobolokemi, whose four brothers – Victor, Nobert, Emmanuel and Clement – said to be at large, allegedly aided the suspects to commit the fraud.

The other suspects are Kime Engozu, Josephine Otuaga, Rita Uruakpa and Pondi Kestin as well as seven companies – Mieka Dive Training Institute Ltd/GTE, Oyeinteke Global Network Ltd, Wabod Global Resources Ltd, Boloboere Properties Estate Ltd, Gokaid Marine Oil and Gas Ltd, Muhaabix Global Services Ltd and Watershed Associated Resources.

They were accused of converting various sums running into over N22.7bn allegedly stolen from NIMASA to their personal use between December 12, 2014 and April 10, 2015.

They were also accused of defrauding the Federal Government by making representations, which they knew to be false.

EFCC said the alleged offences contravene Section 8 (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3)of the same Act.

The suspects also allegedly violated various sections of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012, including its sections 15(3) and 18(a) and are liable to punishment under Section 15(3) of the same Act, the commission said.

They were said to be liable to punishment under Section 1 (2) (c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act, Cap. M17, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

In count two, the EFCC alleged that the suspects “between the 2nd day of December, 2014 and 10th April,2015 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this court, with intent to defraud, induced the Federal Government to deliver to you, the aggregate sum of N11, 900,000,000.00 by falsely pretending to the Federal Government that all that land and its appurtenances lying, being and situate at Mieka Dive Training Institute, Kurutie, Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State, to be acquired by NIMASA for the temporary Campus of the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Warri South-West Local Government Area, is free from any encumbrances, which representation you knew to be false, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section (1) (b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1 (3)of the same Act.”


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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by OsusuMustFlow(f): 7:34am On Jan 25, 2016
cheesy
Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by OnankpaBa(m): 7:36am On Jan 25, 2016
following....

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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by museveni(m): 7:36am On Jan 25, 2016
How easily and quickly could these people have forgotten the struggle for the emancipation of Niger Delta, a cause they pursued violently at the start of Late President Yaraduaa's regime. .

Now that they have become overnight billionaires
under Jonathan ' s regime, they wantt to quietly enjoy their money abandoning the fight for their people. Of course, they are too rich to go back to the creeks. Thank God we voted wisely regardless of the current economic recession - we will be better off at the end.

God bless our President! !!

God bless Nigeria! !!

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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by OnankpaBa(m): 7:38am On Jan 25, 2016
They were also accused of defrauding the Federal Government by making representations, which they knew to be false.



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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by madridguy(m): 7:40am On Jan 25, 2016
Kirikiri loading or Tompolo will face the wrath of Buratai and his gallant boys.

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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by Yeahreen(m): 7:56am On Jan 25, 2016
So efcc Sabi work like dis? Wonder where dey av bin all dese while?

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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by funlord(m): 8:00am On Jan 25, 2016
grin


Tompolo don suffer!

Better try to die in the creeks oh?, or better yet just buy a submarine and start to live like a fish!!!





**Useless thief**

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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by OnankpaBa(m): 8:03am On Jan 25, 2016
What did you expect when the head is bad or simply put. clueless

Yeahreen:
So efcc Sabi work like dis? Wonder where dey av bin all dese while?

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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by SweetLove0(f): 8:05am On Jan 25, 2016
Kirikiri loading...
Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by DONSMITH123(m): 8:07am On Jan 25, 2016
well said my guy...



museveni:
How easily and quickly could these people have forgotten the struggle for the emancipation of Niger Delta, a cause they pursued violently at the start of Late President Yaraduaa's regime. .

Now that they have become overnight billionaires
under Jonathan ' s regime, they wantt to quietly enjoy their money abandoning the fight for their people. Of course, they are too rich to go back to the creeks. Thank God we voted wisely regardless of the current economic recession - we will be better off at the end.

God bless our President! !!

God bless Nigeria! !!

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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by onihaxy: 8:56am On Jan 25, 2016
ok

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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by lielbree: 8:56am On Jan 25, 2016
I smell war. GOD ABEG OOO!
Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by ilotriouzAY(m): 8:58am On Jan 25, 2016
even tompolo self dey do 419 after all money from FG......smh undecided

in don jazzy's voice "oya judge urself tompolo"

some pple will be here now to claim witch-hunting

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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by boboLIL(m): 8:58am On Jan 25, 2016
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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by rozayx5(m): 8:58am On Jan 25, 2016
grin grin grin another useless court summon

Buhari told us the courts are corrupt and he does not respect them, so they shud keep charging themselves tongue tongue

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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by bimbochoco(m): 8:58am On Jan 25, 2016
A whole family wanted for thiefery.... grin grin grin
Its gonna be some interesting shiiiiiiii








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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by APCcrimesHD: 8:58am On Jan 25, 2016
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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by Integrityfarms(m): 8:59am On Jan 25, 2016
Stop distracting we citizens with all these media trials. Get to business APC and pMB

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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by Nobody: 8:59am On Jan 25, 2016
They keep filing fresh charges when tompolo is no where to be found ....

Apc and media trial
8months gone nothing to show for it

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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by Oildichotomy(m): 8:59am On Jan 25, 2016
Nothing will come of this at the end ? Just some white-goose chase and initial gra-gra show!

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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by Benjom(m): 9:00am On Jan 25, 2016
Will you please get this guy behind the bars?

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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by jordyspices: 9:00am On Jan 25, 2016
This tompolo na real government oh only am 22 billion 11billion 13billion 47 billion nd dey say they have 22 witness to testify against him yet dey no fit arrest am shew the matter no dey pass nairaland and their judges seems nairaland is d new court grin angry

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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by hadura29(m): 9:00am On Jan 25, 2016
museveni:
How easily and quickly could these people have forgotten the struggle for the emancipation of Niger Delta, a cause they pursued violently at the start of Late President Yaraduaa's regime. .

Now that they have become overnight billionaires
under Jonathan ' s regime, they wantt to quietly enjoy their money abandoning the fight for their people. Of course, they are too rich to go back to the creeks. Thank God we voted wisely regardless of the current economic recession - we will be better off at the end.

God bless our President! !!

God bless Nigeria! !!

Well said bro, well said....

God bless our president!!!

God bless Nigeria!!!!

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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by Dragonking: 9:01am On Jan 25, 2016
museveni:
How easily and quickly could these people have forgotten the struggle for the emancipation of Niger Delta, a cause they pursued violently at the start of Late President Yaraduaa's regime. .

Now that they have become overnight billionaires
under Jonathan ' s regime, they wantt to quietly enjoy their money abandoning the fight for their people. Of course, they are too rich to go back to the creeks. Thank God we voted wisely regardless of the current economic recession - we will be better off at the end.

God bless our President! !!

God bless Nigeria! !!
See how you tell lies just because you want to paint gej as bad by all means...The Niger delta struggle started during obj regime and not yaraudua....Also note that it was ysradua that gave them amnesty not g3j.

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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by emajoe: 9:01am On Jan 25, 2016
HIDDEN CHARGES APPLY!
The guy understood the game.
Some one might soon be charged in absentia.
Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by darepoju(m): 9:01am On Jan 25, 2016
like seriously??
Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by abumeinben(m): 9:02am On Jan 25, 2016
So who's trending?

1. Tompolo
2. Dasuki

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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by demo4ril97(m): 9:02am On Jan 25, 2016
Tompolo is a Popo gari you no tall you no short you dey like kitchen utensils I wil teach you and yab you again go tell GEJ.
Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by lielbree: 9:02am On Jan 25, 2016
museveni:
How easily and quickly could these people have forgotten the struggle for the emancipation of Niger Delta, a cause they pursued violently at the start of Late President Yaraduaa's regime. .

Now that they have become overnight billionaires
under Jonathan ' s regime, they wantt to quietly enjoy their money abandoning the fight for their people. Of course, they are too rich to go back to the creeks. Thank God we voted wisely regardless of the current economic recession - we will be better off at the end.

God bless our President! !!

God bless Nigeria! !!
Rubbish talk

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Re: EFCC Charges Tompolo In Lagos Over N22b Fraud by Gabrielwilliams(m): 9:03am On Jan 25, 2016
Interesting... When will the President beam his anti corruption searchlight on the cahuna of the matter? The king player.. The main chess piece.. These guys cldnt jx be siphoning money without the orders of the main boss... Or did the president sign some sorta pact with the former leader? Am not supporting anybody o.... Jx saying.

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