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February 18, 2016

Bench warrant: Tompolo yet to get Feb 8 ruling

Tompolo spent 4 sleepless years in forest, abandoned by friends — IPDI

Tompolo

By Tare Youdeowei

With a day to the Friday date for embattled ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tomopolo, to appear or be produced before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to face charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, he is yet to get the ruling of February 8, made by the court, that he should be produced in court by security operatives in the country.

On Tuesday, trial judge in the matter, Justice Ibrahim Buba, following an oral application by one of Tompolo’s counsel, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa had promised to ensure that a copy of the ruling was given to the defence, but at press time, yesterday (Wednesday), Adegboruwa was yet to get a copy of the ruling delivered on February 8, to enable Tompolo appeal against same.