The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed an application before the Federal High Court, Lagos seeking an order to seize all the properties of Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, until he appears before the court.
Tompolo has been on the wanted list of the EFCC and other security agencies following the order of arrest made against him by the court. He is wanted in respect of the allegations of graft leveled against him and others by EFCC.
Others charged with him are Patrick Zadeke Akpobolokemi,
Global West Vessel Specialist Ltd, Odimiri Electrical Ltd, Kime Engozu, Boloboere Properties and Estate Ltd, Rex Elem, Destre Consult Ltd, Gregory Mbonu and Captain Warrendi Enisuoh.
The EFCC, through its counsel, Festus Keyamo, said the application was filed pursuant to Section 80 and 81 of the Administration and Criminal Justice Act, 2015 authorizing the EFCC to attach the properties. He said the attachment should subsist pending the arrest and/or appearance before the court and arraignment of the 1st accused.
The properties are listed as No. 1 Chief Agbamu Close DDPA Extension Warri (Effurun), Delta State, all properties of Mieka Dive Ltd and Mieka Dive Training Institute Ltd situated at No. 77, Lioth Street, ODPA Ugborikoko, Uvwie Local Government Area, Delta State.
Others are all properties of Global West Vessel Specialist Ltd., all properties of Muhaabix Global Services Ltd, a river Crew Change Boat named MUHA – 15, the property known as “Tompolo Dockyard” by the end of Enerhen Road, Effurun, Warri as well as the property known as “Tompolo Yard”, at the end of Chevron Clinic Road, next to Next Oil, Edjeba, Warri.
The Diving School at Kurutie, at Escravos River, the property known as “Tompolo House” at Oporaza Town, opposite the Palace were also listed.
The applicant also said any other property discovered by the EFCC, moveable and immoveable, belonging to the 1st accused person should be seized.
The application is supported by an affidavit deposed to by Adah John Adah a litigation officer in the chambers of Festus Keyamo.
He swore that the accused refused to appear before the court despite the orders of the court. He added that the accused is aware of the suit and has briefed counsel to represent him in the matter before he refused to appear to answer to the charges leveled against him.