Government Ekpemupolo (popularly known as Tompolo) has dissociated himself from the attacks on oil installations in the Warri area of Delta state on Friday.
The ex-militant leader condemned the attacks in a telephone chat with The Nation. However, he did not rule out a connection between the destruction and the arrest warrant issued by a Federal High Court in Lagos.
“I am not responsible for the attack and I condemn it as a dastardly act. I am aware that some persons might want to destroy oil installations and link it with me that was why I said before time that I have nothing to do with it,” Tompolo said through Mr. Paul Bebenimibo, his media aide.
“I could not have gone ahead to carry out such action knowing that every finger will be pointed at me because of my case with the Federal Government,” he added.
He urged those who carried out the attacks to change their ways, stressing his willingness to help the Federal Government and relevant security operatives to fish out the masterminds of the attacks and bring them to book.