A group known as, Foundation for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade (FHRACC) has thrown its weight behind the former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, Daily Post reports.
Foundation for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade said Tompolo’s failure to honour the invitation of the EFCC is in order.
The group in a statement issued on Thursday, December 31, by its national president, Alaowei Cleric, said Tompolo’s failure to honour the invitation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is in order.
According to the group, the ex-militant leader reason that he was already in court with the anti-graft agency was a good excuse.
The statement read in parts: “The subsequent arraignment of Tompolo over some trumped-up charges is a political witch-hunt by agents of the Federal Government.
“The action of the anti-graft agency can be best described as a ploy to use the government’s institutions to carry out political execution of their perceived enemies.
“In critical assessment of the EFCC’s motives in carrying out this provocative act, we can infer that the commission has already convicted its assailant without trial, a practice not known in our jurisprudence.
“The EFCC, as a responsible anti-graft agency, should rather ensure that justice is done in any given case.”
Recall that there was earlier reports that the ex-militant leader had gone into hiding in the creeks of Bayelsa state to evade arrest after being summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
But the commission in its continued bid to bring Tompolo to book, reportedly froze the accounts of Global West Vessel Specialists Nigeria Limited (GWVSNL) which is owned by Tompolo.
Meanwhile, reacting to the anti-graft invitation, former Niger Delta militants have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the EFCC to leave Tompolo alone.