EFCC files 22 fresh charges against Tompolo over alleged N22.7bn fraud
Eight days after a judge ordered the arrest of former Niger Delta militant leader Tompolo over his refusal to appear in court on a 40-count charge of alleged N34bn fraud earlier filed against him and nine others, the EFCC on Friday January 22nd, filed 22 fresh charges at the Federal High court Abuja, against the ex-Niger Delta militant leader and 12 others over allegations of stealing, advanced fee fraud and money laundering to the tune of N22,765,900,000.
The anti-graft agency has listed 25 witnesses that are to testify against Tompolo in the fresh charges.
They include 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, 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.
No judge has been assigned the case yet.