Tompolo Laments Harassment, Intimidation Of Family, Associates by Military


*Says Buhari not fair to him

By Sylvester Idowu in Warri

Again, wanted ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, on Friday complained bitterly about the continuous harassment and intimidation of his family members and associates by security agencies.

He lamented that the harassment and intimidation of his family and associates was getting to a worrisome dimension, noting that the situation was deteriorating by the day.

In an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, which he personally signed and said would be his last, Ekpemupolo noted that the harassment and intimidation of his relatives were being carried out by the security agencies in connivance with two notable members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State.

He said the latest of the victims of this unwarranted, misdirected and wicked act were Hon. Simeon Bebenimibo, a member of the Delta State Waterway and Land Security Committee, and a driver of one of my aides, Mr Ebipade Kari, who was on an errand with a little baby.

Ekpemupolo said also that the military men stormed the house of one of his younger brothers, and harassed his pregnant wife with guns pointed at her which led to complications because of the closeness to her full time of delivery.

The arrested duo, he said, were presently in the custody of the Nigerian Army, Effurun, adding that  before the incident, the Nigerian Navy also went to the apartment of another of his aides, picked up his heavily pregnant wife since he was out of town, and kept her for 24 hours in the Navy base before releasing her.

“The mode of operation is that the military command usually decorates associates of Ayiri Emami and Michael Johnny with military uniforms and they go from door to door with a long list of names and addresses of my family members and associates with the intention of arresting them.”

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