Alleged Theft: Tompolo, Akpobolokemi Dragged to Court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has initiated a forty count criminal charge which touches on unlawful conversion, against the leader of the Niger-Delta militants, Government Ekpemupolo also known as Tompolo and former Director General (DG) of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi.

They were alleged to have converted $108 million and N2.2billion, property of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, knowing that the said sums were proceeds of stealing.

Also dragged before a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos with the duo are three other accused persons and five limited liability companies.

They are; Global West Vessel specialist limited, Odimiri Electricals Limited, Kime Engozu, Boloboere Property and Estate Ltd, Rex Elem, Destre Consult Ltd, Gregory Mbonu and Captain Warredi Enisuoh.

According to the charge designated FHC/ L/5539C/15, the anti-graft agency through its lawyer, Festus Keyamo in a sixteen out of the forty count charge, argued that Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo, Patrick Akpobolokemi, and Global West Vessel Specialist Ltd, Odimiri Electrical Ltd, Boloboere Property Estate, Kime Engozu and Simon john Adomene now at large between 2012 and April 2014 conspired amongst themselves to commit offence to wit: Conversion of the sums of $108,708,975.35 and N2,178,320,356 property of NIMASA, knowing that the said sums were proceeds of stealing.

Keyamo also in count seventeen to thirty-eight of the criminal charge, said Rex Elem, Gregory Mbonu and Destre consult Ltd converted the sum of $106.9 million, property of Global West Vessel Specialist Ltd, knowing that the sum was derived from official corruption.

The radical lawyer also in count thirty-nine and forty, alleged that Captain Warredi Enisuoh converted the sum of eight million Naira, property of Global West Vessel Specialist, knowing that the sum was derived from official corruption.

According to the charge, their offence is punishable under money laundering Act of 2012.

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