Tompolo Accuses FG of Killing His Father

Wanted former warlord of Niger Delta, Government Ekpemupolo also known as Tompolo, has accused the Federal Government of killing his father.
In announcing the demise of his 84-year old father, Thomas Ekpemupolo, Tompolo said his father died as a result of assault on him when soldiers invaded Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South, Delta State earlier.
According to Paul Bebenimibo, Tompolo’s spokesman, the military assault on the octogenarian led to his eventual dealth early Wednesday morning at a private clinic; Lily Clinic, in Warri, adding that he sustained some injuries during the military expeditions in his community.
Bebenimibo recalled that Tompolo, who is currently in hiding, had made a mention of an injury his father sustained when soldiers invaded his home in Kurutie in search of Tompolo.
Since that experience, according to him, his health situation deteriorated by the rough experience he was subjected to during the military expedition as he was moved from place to place.
He had a problem with one of his legs, about two months ago, which led to the amputatation.
Tompolo had written to President Muhammadu Buhari to complain of the treatment meted to his father and family members.
“I wish to write your Excellency once again on the continuous harassment and intimidation of my family members and close associates by your security agencies (Nigerian Army, Navy, Department of State Service (DSS), and the Police,” he wrote.
“Sadly, one of his lower limbs was amputated two weeks ago. From the doctor’s report, it will be a thing of miracle if he survives this incident,” he said about his father.
“Is this 84 years old man also a member of the Niger Delta Avengers, that he was brutalised to the point of death? Will your Excellency accept this in good faith if this was done to your father or someone of this age in your family?
“I have not heard of anyone that was treated like this even in the volatile north-eastern part of the country. I have said it on many occasions that the issue I am having with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will not lead to violence or resort to destruction of pipelines and other oil facilities, because I have a good case.”

Author: News Editor

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