“Tompolo Warships “Ex-Militant bought vessels on NIMASA’s behalf – DG

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The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime
Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick
Akpobolokemi disclosed this on Tuesday, December 16,
during a press briefing in Lagos.
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime
Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick
Akpobolokemi, has reportedly said that the six
warships allegedly acquired by ex-militant » ,
Government Ekpemupolo , aka Tompolo were bought on
behalf of the agency.
Akpobolokemi disclosed this on Tuesday, December 16,
during a press briefing in Lagos.
The DG reportedly said that the ships were acquired for
the use of the Nigerian Navy and other relevant
government agencies in the fight against piracy and
other related crimes on the nation’s maritime domain.
“It is the Navy that has fitted their guns on the vessels
to aid their policing of the maritime domain. The
Agency is made up of civilians who are professionals in
various fields and who have no political affiliations or
interests at all,” he said.
“As an arm of the government responsible for maritime
safety, security and regulations among others, we work
in conjunction with the Nigerian Navy and other
relevant security agencies to use their men and arms to
patrol and provide safety of the country’s water ways,”
Akpobolokemi added.
Norwegian newspaper, Dagbladet reported earlier that
Tompolo’s company, Global West Vessel Specialist Ltd,
acquired the decommissioned ships which had also
been upgraded with new weaponry.

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