Government Ekpemulopo, a.k.a Tompolo wen bi former Oga 4 Niger Delta militant group, EFCC declare am wanted over N45.9 billion naira magomago at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and
Safety Agency NIMASA, don dragged the Federal government before a Federal High Court in Lagos sey make the fraud charges wen dem put for e head make dem remove am.
In the court paper wen dem file by he lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa yesterday wen bi April 11th, Tompolo say make dem look wetin dey sections 221 and 306 Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 (ACJA), wen prevents parties in a criminal trial from seeking a stay of proceedings.
Section 221 of the ACJA law states that: “Objections shall not be taken or entertained during proceedings or trial on the ground of an imperfect or erroneous charge.” while Section 306 states that “An application for stay of proceedings in respect of a criminal matter before a court shall not be entertained.”
Tompolo counsel say “He is thus asking the court to stop his further trial until the determination of these issues”.
The defendants 4d suit na Federal Government of Nigeria, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Inspector-General of Police, the Chief of Army Staff, the Chief of Naval Staff and the Chief of Air Staff.