EFCC Seeks Court Order To Seize Tompolo’s Properties

EFCC Seeks Court Order To Seize Tompolo’s Properties

Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:57 pm

Tompolo:  EFCC to freeze assets

Tompolo: EFCC to freeze assets

Kazeem Ugbodaga

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has gone to the Federal High Court, Lagos to seek an order to seize the properties of Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo until he appears in court.

The motion of exparte brought before the court by EFCC’s counsel, Festus Keyamo is under Section 80 and 81 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 and under the inherent jurisdiction of this honourable court.

 The case, with the file number: FHC/L/553/2015, was filed today at the Federal High Court.

 In the case between the Federal Government of Nigeria (Complainant) and the Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo (Ist Defendant), the EFCC is seeking an order of the court pursuant to Section 80 and 81 of the Administration and Criminal Justice Act, 2015 authorizing the commission to attach the properties belonging to Tompolo.

The properties are: Property at 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; all properties of Global West Vessel Specialist Ltd; all properties of Muhaabix Global Services Ltd; A River Crew Change Boat named MUHA – 15 and the property known as “Tompolo Dockyard”, by the end of Enerhen Road, Effurun, Warri.

Others are 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 and any other property discovered by the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, moveable and immoveable, belonging to the 1st Accused person (Tompolo) and such further order or orders  as the Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances of this case.

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