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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tompolo Makes U-Turn, Ready To Face EFCC

Militant leader, Government Ekpumupolo alias Tompolo, made a volte face on Thursday, saying he would now appear before the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, which had issued a bench warrant for his arrest since January 14, 2016.
Funny enough, he said he would do only do that “at the appropriate time.”

The bench warrant followed an application by the EFCC, which had filed different charges against Tompolo and others, including diversion of N34 billion belonging to the Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to personal use and laundering of N22.6 billion.

Tompolo, who spoke through his Media Adviser and Consultant, Mr. Paul Bebenimibo also said he would never commence war against the Federal Government having accepted amnesty in 2009, reiterating that he was not party to the recent 3-day bombing of crude oil and gas pipelines in Delta state.

“Tompolo has no reason to bomb pipelines because of EFCC case, he knows he is innocent. As he has stated in several occasions, he will appear in court at the appropriate time as his lawyers are working towards that,” he said.

Before now, Tompolo had said, “The truth of the matter is that I do not know anything about the N34 billion naira EFCC is talking about, first, it was 13 billion issue, now it is 34 billion. I am not a signatory to any of the companies mentioned in the said 34 billion case. So I do not know where this one is coming from.”

Reacting to the allegation by another ex-militant leader, Africanus Ukparasia, aliast “General” Africa that he was bombing pipelines, Tompolo said he alerted the public that some aggrieved APC members in Bayesla and Delta want to destroy national assests in the Niger Delta state and finger him because of the outcome of the Bayelsa governorship election.

According to the statement, “And true to his fears, these set of APC chieftains that joined the party immediately after the presidential election of 2015 were the first people to accuse him of bombing the pipelines to divert public attention.”

On speed boats for war
Tompolo said “it is the biggest lie of the year, as the military is also aware of the boats and pick-up vans he purchased in 2011 for the surveillance of oil facilities as he was working hand in hand with the military then.

“Tompolo is a man of peace and he is poised for the development of the coastal Niger Delta region. He prays that this matter be amicably resolved so that everyone will know that he always put his people above his person gains.”
So our court should waiting o...when Tompolo decide his appropriate time he will come out. Smile!

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