A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday permitted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to seize assets belonging to a former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo.
Justice Buba Ibrahim ordered the EFCC to take possession of the assets pending when Tompolo will present himself in court to answer fraud charges.
EFCC had on Wednesday filed a motion before the court, seeking to freeze the ex- militant leader’s assets.
Tompolo was accused alongside nine others of diverting N46 billion belonging to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
He had been declared wanted by the EFCC after shunning two bench warrants issued against him by the court.