A human Rights activist based in Lagos and vocal critic of the Nigerian government, who also doubles as a lawyer to wanted Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo aka “Tompolo”., Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission yesterday, Sahara Reporters says.
He was arrested at his Lekki office, Lagos
The Commission is accusing Mr. Adegboruwa of obtaining money under false pretence by knowingly dealing in renting out a forfeited asset without due authorization.
Adegboruwa reportedly 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 said money was credited to his Zenith Bank’s account, from where he disbursed the funds to others including churches.
EFCC officials said the legal practitioner acted illegally by leasing out a property which is a subject of an Interim Forfeiture Order by a Lagos State High Court.
An EFCC source said Mr. Adegboruwa will be charged to court as soon as possible.