The Economic And Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, asked the Federal High Court for an order to seize all movable and unmovable property belonging to former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo also known as Tompolo.
The EFCC prayed the court to order that his properties be seized pending his arrest and/or appearance before this Honourable Court.
Recall that the court had ordered the police to produce him in court by all means. The arrest warrant was issued on January 14, but Tompolo absconded and has concealed himself from the security forces in the country.
Tompolo is being charged with conspiracy and illegal diversion of the sums of N34billion and nearly N12 billion belonging to the Nigerian Maritime Administration (NIMASA).
In the exparte motion before the court, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) listed several properties in Delta State reportedly belonging to Tompolo.
In a supporting affidavit filed by Adah John Adah of Festus Keyamo Chambers dated February 17, the EFCC recalled that Tompolo has since been charged to court but persistently refused and failed to honour the several invitations extended to him.
According to him, a combined team of the Nigerian police and the military have been combing the creeks and the entire nation for Tompolo, but he has continued to conceal himself.