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Niger Delta MEND asks FG to suspend Tompolo’s EFCC case

Tompolo's name was included as a member of the dialogue team to meet with the government.

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The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has called on the Federal Government to suspend the ongoing fraud trial of ex-militant leader, Tompolo.

The ex-militant leader’s name was included as a member of the dialogue team to meet with the government.

Vanguard reports that some elite northerners want Tompolo arrested by all means.

Despite the ex militant leader's denial that he is not a member of the Niger Delta Avengers, it is believed that he has great influence in the creeks.

MEND also described him as an influential son of the soil with massive capacity to mobilise the youths in the oil rich region.

The militant group said “We are very much aware of the pending criminal charges filed against Government Ekpemupolo by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). However, we strongly advise that the charges be suspended until after the conclusion of the Aaron Team assignment. This is to ensure that Mr. Ekpemupolo devotes his time, energy and resources towards the resolution of the current Niger Delta crisis without any fear of arrest, intimidation or harassment.”

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson has said that a military intervention might not be the best solution to the problem in the Niger Delta.

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