• Attacks on oil facilities: Tompolo disowns militant group

    Attacks on oil facilities: Tompolo disowns militant group

    A former militant leader in the Niger Delta, Chief Government Ekpemupolo also known as Tompolo, on Sunday disowned the Niger Delta Peoples Democratic Front, a militant group that threatened to attack more oil facilities if the federal government does not drop criminal charges against him.

    Tompolo in a statement signed by his spokesman, Mr Paul Bebenimibo, said he would not resort to attacks of oil facilities in the region because of fraud charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial […]

  • Militants vow to attack more oil facilities over Tompolo and others

    Militants vow to attack more oil facilities over Tompolo and others

    Niger Delta militants on Saturday vowed to blow up more oil facilities in the region if the Federal Government fail to drop the charges against a former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission declared Tompolo wanted in February over an alleged N45.9bn fraud and charged him to court in absentia.

    The leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Democratic Front, General Playboy, urged the Federal Government to leave Tompolo and any indigene from the oil-rich […]

  • Militants threaten oil firms over invasion of Tompolo’s community

    Militants threaten oil firms over invasion of Tompolo’s community

    Niger Delta militants have vowed to chase away oil companies from the region should the Federal Government order another invasion of Tompolo’s community.

    Operatives of the Joint Task Force code-named, Operation Delta Safe, for the second time in two weeks, had reportedly raided Oporoza, the traditional headquarters of the Gbaramatu people and hometown of a popular militant, Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo, on Saturday.

    The leader of Niger Delta Peoples Democratic Front, ‘General’ Playboy, also cautioned that they (militants) would attack three […]

  • Any Niger Delta meeting without Tompolo will fail – activist

    Any Niger Delta meeting without Tompolo will fail – activist

    A Niger Delta activist, Comrade Paul Bebenimibo, has said that any meeting of Niger Delta leaders with President Muhammadu Buhari without the former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo (popularly known as Tompolo), will fail to achieve the desired results.

    Comrade Bebenimibo said those parading themselves as Niger Delta leaders are not in touch with the people or are abreast with the issues of the region.

    Bebenimibo in a press statement issued in Benin City urged the Federal Government to make effort to identify […]

  • Boat mishap: No one died during my father’s burial ceremony – Tompolo

    Boat mishap: No one died during my father’s burial ceremony – Tompolo

    It was gathered that the foremost ex-militant leader in the Niger Delta Region, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo also known as Tompolo, has disowned the reported death of four persons during a boat mishap on their way to the venue of his father’s burial ceremony held in his hometown in Delta State.

    Tompolo, in a statement issued on Sunday through his Media adviser, Comrade Paul Bebenimibo, dismissed the reported death of the four persons as a deliberate mischief by some persons out […]

  • 4 people die in Tompolo’s father’s burial

    4 people die in Tompolo’s father’s burial

    Four people were feared dead in Warri River on Friday in a boat mishap involving the funeral party to the burial of late Thomas Ekpemupolo, father of Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo).

    A community leader in Gbaramatu Kingdom, who craved anonymity, told newsmen on Saturday in Warri that the victims included a man and three women.

    He said that two of the female victims were from Kurutie and Ogulaha communities in Gbaramatu Kingdom.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the victims boarded the […]

  • My father died as a result of military assault – Tompolo

    My father died as a result of military assault – Tompolo

    Former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo better known as Tompolo, has accused the military of culpability in the death of his father.

    His father reportedly died at Liliy Clinic, Warri, Delta State, in the wee hours of yesterday.

    Confirming the death of the 84-year-old man, Paul Bebenibo, Tompolo’s spokesman, blamed it on military assault.

    “He died in the early hours of today as a result of the military assault on him on at his hometown in Kurutie on May 28,” Bebenibo said.

    In July, Tompolo […]

  • I’ve nothing to do with Niger Delta Avengers – Tompolo

    I’ve nothing to do with Niger Delta Avengers – Tompolo

    Former militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, on Monday denied sponsoring the Niger Delta Avengers, the militant group that has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta.

    A statement issued by Tompolo’s spokesman, Paul Bebenimibo, who is also allegedly named as one of the sponsors of the group, described the report as ‘voodoo.’

    A splitter group of the NDA, Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, had named former President Goodluck Jonathan, Tompolo, Bebenimibo and […]

  • Buhari needs me to drive change in Niger Delta – Tompolo

    Buhari needs me to drive change in Niger Delta – Tompolo

    Embattled ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, has written to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the present administration need him to drive its ‘change agenda’ in the Niger Delta region.

    In a letter to the President on Friday, Tompolo said he was being harassed for his patriotism to the country.

    He decried alleged constant harassment of his close associates and family members by security agents in recent times by government forces.

    He said in the letter, “Your Excellency sir, it is […]

  • My father’s leg amputated owing to ill treatment by troops – Tompolo tells Buhari

    My father’s leg amputated owing to ill treatment by troops – Tompolo tells Buhari

    Former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress and the military of being behind the amputation of the leg of his father, Chief Thompson Ekpemupolo.

    Tompolo, in a letter to Buhari, said his father’s leg had to be amputated following an encounter he had with soldiers who invaded Kurutie, Warri South West Local Government Area in May 2016.

    He said this was unfortunate because President Buhari was acting from a position […]

  • Return my symbol of authority – Tompolo begs Buhari

    Return my symbol of authority – Tompolo begs Buhari

    Former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, complained to President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, that the military had not returned his symbol of authority as the chief priest of Egbesu Shrine, Oporoza, Gbaramatu Kingdom, removed from the traditional temple about a month ago.

    Tompolo in an open letter to the President said that the incident occurred about 31 days ago when soldiers invaded Oporoza in his absence in search of him on allegation that he was behind the bombing of oil facilities […]