A Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta State has dismissed a fundamental rights enforcement application by Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, challenging the freezing of his account and threats of arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Justice E. A. Obile upheld the preliminary objection by the EFCC and struck out the matter on the grounds that it could not sit on appeal over an order made by a Lagos State High Court, and could not also restrain the EFCC from inviting or prosecuting the applicants.
The anti-graft agency found N3 billion in the account and had frozen in May pending the outcome of court processes.