Niger Delta militant leader, GOVERNOR EKPEMUPOLO also known as TOMPOLO says his father Chief THOMAS EKPEMUPOLO died following the maltreatment he received in the hands of the military recently.
Eighty-four- year-old THOMAS EKPEMUPOLO died on Wednesday morning at a private clinic in Warri, where he had been receiving treatment for injuries he sustained in one of his legs after his home was allegedly invaded by soldiers in May, this year.
Recall that TOMPOLO father’s personal residence at Kurutie community in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State was in May raided by military personnel from the Joint Task Force, who were in search of his son, TOMPOLO.
He was said to have sustained injuries during the attack, leading to one of his legs being amputated.
Spokesperson for TOMPOLO, PAUL BEBENIMIBO who confirmed the development said the father of the Gbaramatu strongman died from injuries sustained during the military expeditions into his community in Gbaramatu kingdom in the early hours of May 29, 2016.
Although TOMPOLO is in hiding, there was said to be a build-up of tension in the creeks following the development.