Tompolo's Father Battered, Leg Amputated
Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo warns that the brutality of his people is becoming too much.
Tompolo said the agents have treated his 84-year-old father roughly in Kurutie community, Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government.
According to The Vanguard, the brutal treatment meted to his father resulted in the amputation of his lower limbs, two weeks ago.
Tompolo made the disclosure in an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, which he indicated might be his last.
He said the continuous harassment and intimidation was getting out of hand, and he does not deserve it.
“Is this 84- year- old man also a member of the Niger Delta Avengers that they brutalized to the point of death?” he asked.
He said that the harassment and intimidation was by the Nigeria Army, Navy and Department of State Services, DSS, in connivance with two chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state, Chief Ayiri Emami and Chief Michael Johnny.
The ex-militant leader asked President Buhari: “Will Your Excellency accept this in good faith if this was done to your father or someone of this age in your family?”
Meanwhile, a report by Vanguard indicates that the Nigerian military have arrested suspected associates of ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, in Warri, Delta state.
A source who revealed the information said two of Tompolo’s ally a member of Delta Waterways and Land Security Committee (DWLSC) and an ex-councilor were arrested by soldiers on Tuesday, July 19.
The name of the duo arrest were given as Simon Bebenimibo and Bomboy Oluwa, who were said to have been taken to the military barracks in Effurun.
Reacting to the arrest, spokesperson of the Ijaw People Development Initiative (IPDI), Daniel Ezekiel, condemned the military for allegedly breaking into the residence of the DWLSC member through the roof and arresting him without a court warrant.