post crerdit to Ranami AfaghaPress Statement
7th September, 2017
IPDI WANTS MILITARY INDEMNIFY TOMPOLO FATHER'S DEATH.
YENAGOA- The Ijaw People's Development Initiative,IPDI
The national executive president of IPDI Comr Ozobo Austin, speaking through his special media assistant Mrs Izuongere Iwolo, alleged that Tompolo's father died after he was brutalized by the military who invaded the kingdom in search of militants about a year ago.
Mrs Izuongere said, the military should apologize to Thomas family and pay compensation for the death of Tompolo's father to appease the bereaved family.
Meanwhile ,High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo – the Ibe-Ebidouwei of Ijaw Nation, has earlier threatened that soldiers who killed his father will surely pay for it. This was however said on the 7th September, 2017 at his home town ,Okerenkoko in Warri south west LGA of Delta State has he remembered his father who was allegedly killed by the Nigerian Army a year ago.
Mrs Izuongere added that it was irrational and abysmal to have marked Tompolo as state enemy by President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime because of his open support for his kinsmen, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Seriake Dickson in the 2016 Bayelsa State Gubernatorial election; a move presumed as against the anointed APC candidate of the Federal Government, Chief Timipre Sylva.
She said, Tompolo was an innocent of all false and malicious accusations levelled against him by the Federal Government of Nigeria ,saying that he was not the brain behind the then unrest.
The group told EFCC to withdraw every charges levelled against Tompolo, including the 13billion malicious charges and the purported arrest warrant for the sake of peace and mutual coexistence.