I Have No Links With Militants Bombing Pipelines – Tompolo


Ex-Militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, has denied having any links with the militant groups attacking oil installations in the Niger Delta.

He made the statement on Sunday via his media consultant, Mr. Paul Bebenimibo, saying he never send any group of persons to attack oil facilities because of his case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

According to Bebenimibo, Tompolo, had said repeatedly that he had no links whatsoever with the resurgence of militancy in the Niger Delta.

The ex-militant leader vowed to pursue his case through constitutional means and would not resort to violence, his spokesperson added.

“The attention of my client, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo has been drawn to an online publication by a faceless person or persons, that militants have vowed to attack more oil facilities over Tompolo if the Federal Government of Nigeria refused to drop the criminal charges against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

“High Chief Ekpemupolo (Tompolo) unequivocally dissociates himself from this threat as he did not send anyone to attack oil facilities in the Niger Delta region because of his case with the EFCC. Tompolo has consistently denied involvement in the resurgence of bombing of oil facilities in the Niger Delta region,” he added.