Former Niger Delta militant leader popularly known as Tompolo is on wake of new charges filed against him by the EFCC. The charges are bordering on stealing, advanced fee fraud and money laundering to the tune of N22,765,900,000. They were filed on Friday at a Federal High Court in Lagos.
Tompolo and 12 others are charged for fraudulently converting over N22.7bn, stolen from NIMASA, to their personal use between December 12, 2014 and April 10, 2015. Also on the list is accusation over making false representation in order to collect money from the federal government.
To testify against Tompolo and 12 others are; seven EFCC investigators, officials of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, officials of the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, and officials of the Bureau of Public Procurement, officials of four commercial banks including Access Bank, First Bank, Zenith Bank Plc and United Bank for Africa Plc.