EFCC Arrests Tompolo’s Lawyer for ‘419’


Chiemelie Ezeobi

Prominent human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, who also doubles as a lawyer to the wanted Niger Delta militant, Ekpemupolo a.k.a Tompolo, was on Tuesday arrested at his Lekki office by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The commission was said to have arrested Adegboruwa for allegedly obtaining money under false pretence by knowingly renting out a forfeited asset without due authorisation.

According to the commission, the lawyer had allegedly conspired with some other persons to lease a property situated at House 105 NICON Town Estate, Lekki, Lagos, to one Shelf Drilling Nigeria Limited at the sum of N61, 631,944.65.

The payment was said to have been credited to his Zenith Bank’s account from where he disbursed the funds to others including churches.

The EFCC said Adegboruwa acted illegally by leasing out the said property, which is a subject of an Interim Forfeiture Order by a Lagos State High Court.

The commission said Adegboruwa would be charged to court as soon as possible.