TENSION as hiding Tompolo knows fate December 12

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– Though described as a former militant, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, better known as Tompolo, has continued to hide

– Tompolo is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged N45 billion fraud

– He is currently waiting for a ruling of a court in Lagos, Nigeria on his next line of legal action against the country’s government

Chief Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, will on December 12 know if his case against the federal government would be referred to the Court of Appeal or not.

This is because the Lagos division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday, October 25, fixed the date for its ruling on the case brought against the government by Tompolo who is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged fraud.

Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo is having a battle with the federal givernment

Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo is having a battle with the federal givernment

Tompolo has reportedly being hiding since February when he was declared wanted over N45 billion, but his lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, reportedly approached the Court of Appeal, urging the court to stop the arrest warrant issued against his client.

Premium Times reports that in April, Tompolo further went before a federal court in Lagos urging for an interpretation and nullification of sections 221 and 306 of the administration of criminal justice act of 2015 as it relates to his case.

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In court on Tuesday, October 25, the counsel representing the Attorney-General, Tolu Mukoro, asked the court to deny Tompolo’s prayer with the argument that the Nigerian constitution permits the government to enact any law, including the administration of criminal justice act.

He argued that Tompolo, a former militant, had consistently dishonoured court summons and thus should not be allowed any favour from the same court he runs away from.

Mukoro was supported by IB Mohammed, the counsel to the EFCC, who argued that since the matter commenced under the fundamental rights enforcement procedure rules, it should not be referred to the Court of Appeal.

READ ALSO: Four people drown in Warri as Tompolo buries father

In his own argument, Adegboruwa reportedly said the section 45 cited by Mr Mukoro was not applicable in this case.

According to Adegboruwa, the EFCC cannot rely on its main counter-affidavit at the interlocutory stage since the substantive case is yet to be argued.

Justice Olatoregun Ishola, who presided over the case, adjourned to December 12, 2016, for ruling.

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