FILE- In this Tuesday, May. 26, 2015 file photo, cars queue in front of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba file)
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A Nigerian court Monday set a new deadline for the arrest of former Niger Delta militant leader Government Ekpemupolo, after he again failed to appear to face theft and money laundering charges.Ekpemupolo is one of 10 defendants, including a former head of Nigeria's maritime security agency, named on a 40-count indictment brought by the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Judge Buba had previously ordered Ekpemupolo's arrest on Jan. 14 but the defendant's lawyer, Tayo Oyetibo, claimed in court Monday he had not been properly served with the summons.Prosecutor Festus Kayemo told AFP the new high court order had triggered a nationwide search for Ekpemupolo to ensure his arrest and appearance in court.
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