The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday filed a 40-count criminal charge of unlawful conversion against a Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo (alias Tompolo), and a former boss of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, at the Federal High Court in Lagos. The duo alongside three others were alleged to have converted the sums of $108.7m and N2.1billion, being property of NIMASA, knowing that the said sum were proceeds of stealing.
The other accused are: Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, Odimiri Electricals Limited, Kime Engozu, Boloboere Property and Estate Ltd, Rex Elem, Destre Consult Ltd, Gregory Mbonu, and Captain Warredi Enisuoh. The offences alleged to have been committed by the accused are contrary to, and punishable under the Money Laundering Act of 2012. The SUMMARY recalls that Mr. Akpolobokemi is currently standing trial in two different courts of the Federal High Court in Lagos for other offences.