Following the alleged N13 billion paid by Federal Government for the acquisition of the Maritime University land in the community, leaders and people of Okerenkoko, Gbaramatu Kingdom, in Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, have thrown their weight behind the Economic and Finance Crimes Commission, EFCC, in its probe of Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, over the allegation.
The leaders made their position known On Sunday through Chief Micheal Johnny, in Warri, noting that “now that Tompolo had admitted that the alleged N13 billion was approved by the Federal Executive Council, FEC and Bureau of Public Procurement, BPP, Federal Ministry of Lands and Survey, Federal Ministry of Transport, NIMASA, the EFCC should ask Tompolo why Okerenkoko was paid only N360 million for the land.”
The leaders argued that Tompolo was not above the law and he should tell Nigerians the whereabouts of the balance of over N12billion.
They urged the EFCC to invite Tompolo and the immediate former ministers of the aforementioned ministries and agency to explain their respective roles in the transaction.
The leaders insisted that EFCC should prosecute those involved in the diversion of the funds, recover same and given for the development of the community, which was razed down years.