Former Niger Delta Militants Beg President Buhari Over Tompolo

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Former Niger Delta militants have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to leave ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, alone.

Tompolo, who had reportedly gone into hiding to evade EFCC arrest, has been charged to court.

“We want EFCC to leave Tompolo alone because the petitioners are acting out of jealousy,” ex-militants said.

Vanguard reports that former agitators who met under the auspices of the Transformed Niger Delta Ex-militants Forum at weekends alleged that some people who were envious of Tompolo wrote a petition against him to the anti-graft agency. They also urged the EFCC to follow the rule of law in its dealings with Tompolo.

In a statement made by its national president, Meshach Bebenimibo, the former militants said: “We appeal to the president as a matter of urgency to instruct the EFCC to follow due process within 1999 Constitution as amended.”

“We want EFCC to leave Tompolo alone because the petitioners are acting out of jealousy to indict and incarcerate him, that is why they are lying to the e world that Tompolo sold the land for the building of Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko.”

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According to the statement, “The petitioners know the truth and the truth is that Tompolo only sold the International Diving Institute buildings at Kurutie community and the place was sand filled before he built the school. Among the structures are lecture halls, multipurpose pavilion, administrative block, vice- chancellor’s lodge and hostels for male and female students.”

The former militants also called on the EFCC to defreeze accouts of Mieka Divers Limited and Global West Vessels Limited, the companies owned by Tompolo.

The group further expressed gratitude to the president for his interest in the region. They particularly commended Buhari for the inclusion of fund for the Amnesty programme in the 2016 Budget presented to the National Assembly.

Meanwhile, Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesman of the EFCC, stressed that to bring in the former militant leader for questioning.

Earlier this month, the Ijaw Youth Council cautioned the federal government that in the region and the whole country.

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