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Tompolo Ex militant leader begs Buhari to return his symbol of authority

Tompolo, who denied any involvement in the bombing of pipelines, said he has contributed to the development of Nigeria in his own little way.

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Ex militant leader, Tompolo has called on President Buhari to ask the military officers that allegedly invaded Gbaramatu kingdom to return his symbol of authority as the Chief Priest of Egbesu shrine.

He also alleged that the traditional ruler of the kingdom was placed under arrest by the military for 7 days.

Tompolo, who denied any involvement in the bombing of pipelines, said he has contributed to the development of Nigeria in his own little way.

The ex militant leader also claimed that the soldiers looted the village and carted away with valuables worth millions of Naira.

He also alleged that 10 students sitting for the West African Senior Secondary School Examinations (WASSCE)  were arrested along with some palace staff, and paraded as members of the Niger Delta Avengers.

Tompolo said “As I write you now, these innocent young promising men are still with your military for no reason. This is truly man’s inhumanity to man in our own country. We are presently being treated like conquered people because of crude oil.”

Calling for the release of the young men, he reminded Buhari that no condition is permanent adding that he will tell his own side of the story when the time comes.

He said “This was how they arrested Chevron Nigeria Limited Staff on routine duty in Kokodiagbene community of Gbaramatu kingdom, and labeled them members of Niger Delta Avengers. It took spirited effort by leaders of the kingdom and other well -meaning Nigerians to convince the military, that the arrested men were not involved in pipeline destruction.”

“Your Excellency Sir, as they say, wonders shall never end, I am still in a great shock as the only developmental project, Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, established by the previous administration in 2014 in the coastal area of the Niger Delta region to meet the yearnings and the aspiration of the people, is yet to commence academic session. Even though all is set for University’s take off,” he said.

READ: EFCC arraigns Tompolo in absentia over N47.6bn fraud

Tompolo was declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) when he failed to show up in court to face trial over allegations of fraud, despite several summons.

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