Tompolo Hides Underground To Evade EFCC Arrest
The former Niger Delta militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemukpolo, popularly known as Tompolo, has reportedly gone into hiding in the creeks of Bayelsa state to evade arrest after being summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
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According to a letter from the anti-graft agency, it is investigating the ex-militant for unclear dealings involving the sale of parcels of land worth about 13 billion naira to the federal government under the last administration and has asked him to appear at the EFCC training room on Thursday, December 17.
But in a swift move to evade the arrest, Tompolo was said to have escaped into the creeks where he is presently hiding to evade being detained by the commission's operatives.
Nigeria Standard was quoted to have said: "There, he is being attended to by his coterie of militant boys, shielding him away from any eventual attack, which may possibly lead to his arrest."
A similar invitation was said to have been extended to Tompolo in November by the head of operations at the EFCC, Iliasu Kwabai, but he failed to appear and issued no reason for his refusal to honour the summons.
In one of its moves towards 'nailing' the ex-militant leader, the EFCC has reportedly frozen the accounts of Global West Vessel Specialists Nigeria Limited (GWVSNL) believed to be owned by Tompolo.