Tag: Government Tompolo

Breaking: Federal High Court discharges Government Tompolo over charges of fraud

Justice Ibrahim Buba of Federal High Court Lagos has discharged former Niger Delta Ex-Militant Leader, Government Ekpemupolo, popularly called Tompolo, over charges of N45.9bn fraud.  Justice Buba upheld the no-case submission filed by Tompolo and others. Government Ekpemupolo, known as Tompolo, was a key leader of rebels in the Niger[Read More…]

“In Spite of The Peace Initiatives, Troops Are Still Invading Our Communities” – Niger Delta Leaders Lament

There was palpable tension across Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government area of Delta State yesterday as heavily-armed soldiers from Sector One of the Joint Task Force (JTF) invaded Oporoza and three other communities in search of suspected militants. The operation, which was commanded by an Army Captain,[Read More…]

“We Have Not Cancelled Tompolo’s NIMASA Contract” – Nigerian Govt Says of Wanted Ex-Militant Leader

The contract of a militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has not been cancelled, its Director General, Dr Dakuku Peterside, has disclosed. Peterside, however, revealed the model of the contract was abused, making it a subject of investigation by the[Read More…]

NIMASA Re-awards Government Tompolo’s Contract To Rivers APC Chairman

The debt recovery and surveil- lance contracts awarded to the Global West Vessel Specialists Nigeria Limited (GWVSNL) owned by former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpo- mupolo, popularly known as Tompolo by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) under the Goodluck Jonathan administration and cancelled by Buhari have now[Read More…]

Death Of Tompolo’s Father After Military Raided His Home Threatens Ceasefire In Niger Delta

The death, last week of Chief Thomas Ekpemupolo, father of ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo), is threatening the fragile peace in the Niger Delta, Reuters reported on Monday, saying militants were becoming restive over the circumstances of the death. The militants massed in the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), that had[Read More…]

DSS Arrests Suspected Member of The Niger Delta Avenger

Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Service, DSS has announced a series of arrests. Some of those nabbed include suspected members of Niger Delta Avengers and members of the Independent People of Biafra, IPOB group. Also, the Service according a statement by Tony Opuiyo said some kidnap kingpins and[Read More…]

Niger Delta Patriotic Front Accuse Tompolo of Backing Avengers

The Niger Delta Patriotic Front (NDPF) has accused the former leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, Mr Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo) of supporting the Niger Delta Avengers to destroy oil installations in the region. Tompolo had in a recent statement, appealed to the NDA to accept[Read More…]

Tompolo Again Pleads With Niger Delta Avengers To Stop Bombing Oil Installations

Former leader of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), Chief Government Ekpemupolo, popularly called Tompolo, has again appealed to the members of the emergent militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), to accept the reported Federal Government’s offer of the dialogue option to resolve the resurgence[Read More…]

In Nigeria, Ex-Militant Government Tompolo Was Arraigned In Absentia

Regardless of his continual absence from court, former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, was, on Monday, arraigned before a Federal High Court in absentia on 22 counts of N47.6 billion fraud brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Also arraigned in absentia regarding[Read More…]

Government Tompolo Denies Giving Buhari Ultimatum To Withdraw Soldiers From The Niger Delta

Former General Officer Commanding, GOC, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, Monday, denied issuing any ultimatum to President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw military from the region or he would blow up oil pipelines. Tompolo’s Media Adviser, Mr. Paul Bebenimibo, said the purported statement was trending[Read More…]