Ex-militant, Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, has dissociated himself from purported planned attacks on oil installations in the oil-rich Niger Delta region.
Tompolo, who spoke through his media consultant, Mr. Paul Bebenimiho, denied connections whatsoever with militants threatening to cripple oil facilities in the Niger Delta.
“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,” Bebenimibo said.
“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.