Tompolo Ex militant leader asks Buhari to call Army to order

Tompolo also described the military operations in his home town as unwarranted and wicked.

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Former militant leader,  High Chief Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo, has written an open letter to President Buhari, asking him to call security operatives who are looking for members of the Niger Delta Avengers to stop harassing his family members and close associates.

The ex militant leader had earlier written to the President, alleging that his symbol of authority as the Chief Priest of Egbesu shrine was stolen by soldiers who came to raid Gbaramatu kingdom.

Tompolo also described the military operations in his home town as unwarranted and wicked.

According to Leadership, he also said “The latest victims of this unwarranted, misdirected and wicked act are Hon. Simeon Bebenimibo, a member of the Delta State Waterway and Land Security Committee and a driver of one of my aides, Mr Ebipade Kari, who was on an errand with a little baby. The baby was thrown away from the vehicle, as the driver was beaten to pulp by your men, as he was asked the whereabouts of his boss. That was not all, the military men stormed the house of one of my younger brothers, and harassed his pregnant wife with guns pointed at her.

“ This has led to complications because of the closeness to her time of delivery. The duo, who were arrested, are presently in the custody of the Nigerian Army, Effurun. Before this incident, the Navy went to the apartment of another of my aide, and picked up his heavily pregnant wife as he was out of town, and kept her for 24 hours in the Navy base before releasing her. The mode of operation is that the military command usually decorates associates of Ayiri Emami and Michael Johnny with military uniforms and they go from door to door with a long list of names and addresses of my family members and associates with the intention of arresting them.”

READ: 'I'm not behind Niger Delta Avengers', Tompolo

Tompolo has also been declared wanted following his refusal to appear in court to face trial for several allegations of fraud.

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