Tompolo: Group urges release of seized properties

Airtel Nigeria Call services
Social sharing

The Coalition of Niger Delta (CND), a pressure group, has urged the federal government to direct the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to release all assets of ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, hitherto seized.

The group said the call for the immediate restoration of the seized assets back to Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, became necessary following the Federal High Court judgement that dropped all corruption charges against the ex-militant leader.

The group, while hailing the Court judgment, made the call in a statement made available to newsmen, after a virtual meeting held Thursday.

The statement, signed by its national chairman, Tamarapreye Tareware, secretary, Prince Meshach Bebenimibo and the seven Niger Delta state coordinators, stressed that the Court has shown once again, that it is “the hope of the common man”.

It said “we commend the court’s decision. The said judgement is a vindication of Tompolo’s innocence on charges of fraud leveled against him.

“Elements who have concocted such allegations are people truncating the development of the Niger Delta Region and as such their plans have failed woefully.

“It should be categorically stated here that Goverment Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo has always been in the fore front of development in the Niger Delta.

“His antecedents are there for everyone to see, therefore, those who concocted such lies are the real enemies of the region and should desist from such actions as the CND will not tolerate such actions from anyone from the region.

“We call on EFCC to hand over properties earlier seized and confiscated from him and his company immediately”.

CND also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to the development of the oil-rich region, citing the recent commissioning of the 17-storey Local Content Building in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.

It however called President Buhari to facilitate works the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) Gas Revolution Industrial Park, Ogidigben, the Deep Seaport, Gbaramatu, the Omadino-Escravos Road among other projects which have raised serious concerns and agitations in major oil and gas producing communities in Delta state, in the past few weeks.

“This road (Omadino-Escravos Road) would also cement a working and more cordial relationship, aiding peaceful coexistence between the Ijaws and Itsekiris of Warri South and Warri South-West Local Government Areas.

“We call for immediate relocation to Gbaramatu the Floating Dock/Ship Building yard, which for unknown reasons, this administration is bent on diverting to other areas.

“Projects of this magnitude shouldn’t be allowed to stay stagnant for their positive impact on the people cannot be overemphasized.

“CND also call on Mr. President to appoint a substantive Chairman on the Presidential Amnesty Program to dampen the rising tension in the Niger Delta,” the statement concluded.Nation!

Be the first to comment

Leave your comment

UBA Bank
  • Cardi B Explains Why She Is Filling For divorce From Her Husband, Offset

    Social sharing

    Social sharingAmerican rapper, Cardi B, has explained why she is filling for divorce from her Migos rapper husband, Offset. The rapper gave the explanation via Read more

  • Wizkid to Drop ‘Made In Lagos’ Album Soon

    Social sharing

    Social sharingNigerian music sensation, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, is set to release his long awaited album titled ‘Made In Lagos’. Although the singer Read more

  • BBNaija: “It Was A Sad Moment For Me” – Erica Writes About Her Disqualification

    Social sharing

    Social sharing“It was a sad moment for me” Erica Nlewedim writes in first Instagram post since being disqualified from the Big Brother Naija reality show. Read more

  • BREAKING!!Nigerian lesbian movie “Ife” dares Censors Board, set for release

    Social sharing

    Social sharing Nigerian lesbian movie “Ife” produced by Pamela Adie and directed by Uyaiedu Ikpe-Etim is set for release despite stern warning from Nigerian Film Read more

  • Nollywood Actress Chika Ike, Replies Regina Daniels’ Mother, “I’m Not Ready To Be 7th Wife To Ned Nwoko.”

    Social sharing

    Social sharing I’m not about to become anyone’s 7th wife – Chika Ike sets the record straight on dating Regina Daniels’ husband, Ned Nwoko Nollywood Read more