Inspector General orders Tompolo's arrest
The Inspector-General of Police. Mr. Solomon Arase, has aid his men have the order to arrest ex-Niger Delta militant Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo).
Tompolo who was declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has refused to answer summons after a court issued the warrant for his arrest.
Tomopolo was declared wanted by the EFCC in connection with a N45.9b fraud in the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
The IGP spoke in Abuja during a session with journalists on Wednesday also said that he had directed Benue State Commissioner of Police to increase security in the state following the alarm raised by former Senate President David Mark..
Arase said: “We are still looking for Tompolo. The commissioners of police in Delta, Rivers and all those areas have been given the warrant for the arrest so that they could carry out the arrest.
“The EFCC has declared him wanted and you know the court has issued a warrant of arrest. So, it is the duty of the EFCC to publish him as a wanted person and it is our duty to ensure the arrest.
The IGP, while dwelling on the allegation that his life is under threat, said, “I read it in the newspapers but I have not seen the petition but I have asked the Commissioner of Police to ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order as the election comes up on Saturday.”
He also spoke about the proposed recruitment of 10,000 men as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We want the recruitment to be state-based because we want to encourage community partnership. If we want to encourage community partnership for instance, somebody from Kano who understands the language and culture, as a Constable, he will be able to serve better and gather information in that area after training instead of talking somebody from Lagos who does not understand the culture to go and dump him in Kano and then take a young boy who has not passed through Kaduna before to be dumped in the Southeast.”