FORMER Secretary-General of the Nigerian Union of Petroleum Energy and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, Chief Frank Ovie Kokori has challenged former Niger Delta militia leader, Government Ekpemukpolo, aka, Tompolo, to come out of hiding and face the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, eye ball to eye ball, in the court to prove his innocence in his ongoing trial by the agency over an avalanche financial crime.
Chief Kokori, a leader of the Delta State wing of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who spoke to Saturday Vanguard yesterday in his Ovu country home, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta state, has also absolved the financial crime commission and the federal government from allegation by a section of the Ijaw nation, that the former militia leader is being witch-hunted and treated with bias by the anti-graft commission, at the instance of the federal government.
He said, “Tompolo’s trial for gross financial crime is only infinitesimal of President Buhari’s war against the mammoth financial crime committed by the immediate past federal government of the Peoples Democratic Party. The agency is not witch-hunting him. After all, there are others like Tompolo currently facing trial and more people will be subsequently charged. So let Tompolo come out of hiding and face EFCC eye ball to eye ball in court.”