CRACKDOWN: EFCC Freezes Ex-militant Leader, Tompolo’s Bank Accounts

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CRACKDOWN: EFCC Freezes Ex-militant Leader, Tompolo’s Bank Accounts

CRACKDOWN: EFCC Freezes Ex-militant Leader, Tompolo's Bank Accounts - GIST OTHERS

The bank accounts of Global West Vessel Specialists Nigeria Limited (GWVSNL), a company reportedly owned by a former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpomupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, has been frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The company signed a 10-year maritime security contract which is expected to provide platforms to be used for patrolling the nation’s waterways by the Nigerian Navy and other security operatives, with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in 2011.

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The Federal Ministry of Transport had in July 2015, directed NIMASA to discontinue payment to GWVSNL. The freezing of the company’s accounts in various banks is said to be the reasons for the discontinuation of payment by the agency. The anti graft agency also froze the bank accounts of former Director-General of the agency, Patrick Akpobolokemi; his wife’s, Beauty Akpobolokemi and four brothers – Clement Akpobolokemi, Stephen Akpobolokemi, Julius Akpobolokemi and Victor Akpobolokemi.

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