An ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo whose warrant of arrest was granted by Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos after failing to honour a court summons dated January 12 in respect of a 40-count of alleged N34bn fraud leveled against him and nine others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, is now asking the court to set aside the warrant of arrest issued against him based on the following reasons which INFORMATION NIGERIA has outlined in this piece….
– On January 14, while all his co-accused persons were in court with their lawyers, Tompolo was absent and was not represented by any lawyer but Tompolo insists the EFCC did not serve him with the summons and the charge sheet
– Tompolo via an application filed through his lawyers, Mr. Tayo Oyetibo (SAN) and Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa says the address known as No.1, Chief Agbanu DDPA Extention, Warri, Delta State, where the EFCC said it pasted the summons and the charge sheet does not exist.
– He also argues through his lawyers that the application filed by the EFCC to obtain the order for substituted service was incompetent because it did not bear the seal of the legal practitioner who signed it.
Adegboruwa, in a statement, however, said his client was prepared to willingly come to court to answer any charges preferred against him.