Tompolo Ex-militant denies threatening Buhari

Tompolo was alleged to have warned Buhari that he would blow up pipelines if the soldiers deployed to the Niger Delta were not withdrawn.

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Former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo (pictured) play

Former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo (pictured)

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Former militant, Government “Tompolo” Ekpemupolo has denied reports that he threatened President Muhammadu Buhari.

Tompolo was alleged to have warned Buhari that he would blow up pipelines if the soldiers deployed to the Niger Delta were not withdrawn.

The ex-militant has denied the rumours via a statement released by his media aide, Paul Bebenimibo.

It reads:

“We wish to state categorically that the said publication is not from Tompolo, rather it is the work of those that have sworn to kill him by all means, but Jehovah God forbid.”

“Tompolo has stated before now, that he will not resort to violence or destroy oil facilities because of the issue he is having with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.”

“No amount of provocation and persecution can make him to destroy the country that he has helped to build in recent time. He will wisely continue to pursue his course legally.”

“It is his (Tompolo) prayer for those that are pushing for his death to have a re-think as he believes fervently in Jehovah God, Who sees the heart of every human being, knows that he has no evil intention against Nigeria or any individual. Therefore, he will come out stronger in the face of these temptations and trials.”

Meanwhile, Tompolo is asking the Court of Appeal in Lagos to set aside an order for his arrest granted by the Federal High Court at the instance of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with money laundering allegations.

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