Deep-throat sources have revealed that the former Commander of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND ), Chief Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo), is still holed up in Oporoza community in Warri South – West Local Government Area of Delta State.
Although Tompolo was alleged to have fled Oporoza to Libya by the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF ), sources reveals that all that was a diversionary tactic to throw the Security off the scent of the Militant Leader.
Investigations has revealed that Tompolo has decided to hide in the murky creeks of the Niger Delta rather than surrender himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which has declared him wanted over allegations of fraud.
Sources reveal that though Tompolo was purported to have fled the country, such reports were untrue as the former militant leader was “still much around in the creeks .
“It is absolutely laughable and untrue to say that Tompolo has fled this country”.
“Where do you expect him to run to? The Tompolo I know is in the creeks and for those who know him very well, Tompolo cannot leave his people . Of course such can be scripted but not with the kind of person called Tompolo”.
“The Libya story to me is diversionary . He has no where to go”.
“He is in the creeks. Yes, security intelligence may have made it impossible for him to speak or be seen, but I can tell you he is still in town.”
It would be recalled that the JNDLF had alleged that : “The Military can’t locate Tompolo but we have identified where he is now.” The group ’s claim which came on the heels of its threat that it would test six missiles in the Niger Delta states , said: “Presently, Tompolo is in Libya and we ’ll get him dead or alive for betraying us in supporting the Federal Government against us . ”
It said: “Nigerian military has weak intelligence gathering mechanism hence they could not identify our modus oparandi. Nigerian military is only good in carrying AK 47 to harass innocent people and raping young girls and women.