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Court dismisses Tompolo’s application to unfreeze account

Ex-Niger Delta Militants leader, Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo has lost a fundamental rights enforcement application he filed at a Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta State,
challenging the freezing of his account and threats of arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The preliminary objection by the EFCC was upheld by Justice E. A. Obile as the judge struck out the matter on the grounds that it could not sit on appeal over an order made by a Lagos State High Court, and could not also restrain the EFCC from inviting or prosecuting the applicants.

The anti-graft agency had earlier this year, frozen a bank account allegedly belonging to the ex-MEND fighter due to his refusal to appear in court.

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