‘I Will Appear In Court At My Convenient Time’ – Tompolo Tells FG

Former General Officer Commanding, GOC, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger- Delta, MEND, Government Ekpumupolo, also known as Tompolo, on Thursday said, he would appear before the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, which issued a bench warrant for his arrest, January 14, but “at the appropriate time.”

The bench warrant followed an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, which had filed different charges against Tompolo, including diversion of N34 billion belonging to the Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency, NIMASA to personal use and laundering of N22.6 billion.

Tompolo who spoke through his Media Adviserand Consultant, Mr. Paul Bebenimibo, said he would never commence war against the Federal Government having accepted amnesty in 2009, reiterating that he was not party to the recent three-day bombing of crude oil and gas pipelines in Delta state.

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