Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Ex-Militant, Tompolo's Father Dies

The father of a former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo a.k.a Tompolo, is dead.

Thomas Osen Ekpemupolo, aged 84, died in the early hours of today at Lily Clinic, Deco Road, Warri.

Tompolo had claimed that During a military siege to root out members of the Niger Delta Avengers on May 28, his father was allegedly attacked by the army officers. In an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari last month, the ex-militant leader said “the rough treatment” his father received in the hands of the soldiers led to the amputation of his lower limbs in July.

“From the doctor’s report, it will be a thing of miracle if he survives this incident,” Tompolo said,

“Is this 84 year old man also a member of the Niger Delta Avengers that they brutalized him to the point of death?” he asked.