Ex-Militant Tompolo’s Father Dies 3 Months After Alleged Brutalization By Soldiers
Father of former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo, Chief Thomas Ekpemupolo is died, Vanguard reports.
A dependable source, who broke the news to Vanguard said: “He died in the early hours of Wednesday at Lily Hospital in Warri South local government area, Warri.” Family sources say the octogenarian died on Wednesday morning September 7th at a private clinic in Warri, Delta State after a brief illness.
Until his death, he was the Tunteriwei of Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South-West local government area with traditional headquart
Tompolo is currently in hiding as he has been declared wanted by the Police for his alleged involvement in fraudulent activities in the last administration.
According to Tompolo, in an open letter, July 22, to President Muhammadu Buhari, bemoaning the siege on his family,saying his 84-year-old father, Chief Thomas Osen Ekpemupolo, was amputated in July, over a month after soldiers allegedly brutalized him in Kurutie, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State,
“The military went to Kurutie Town in search of my 84- year-old father and brutalized him.” “We managed to rescue him to Warri and hospitalized him. Sadly, one of his lower limbs was amputated two weeks ago. From the doctor’s report, it will be a thing of miracle if he survives this incident, “he asked, adding: “Is this 84-years old man also a member of the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA.?”