- The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has sent an urgent message to the federal government
- The group wants the FG to to drop all corruption charges Chief Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo
- Tompolo has been out of circulation since the advent of the present administration and he's on FG's wanted list
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has called on the federal government to drop all corruption charges against a former Niger Delta leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo.
The IYC made the demand in a statement sent to journalists by its president, Eric Omare, on Wednesday, April 11.
“The IYC demands that the charges against Chief Government Ekpemupolo by the Federal Government in relation to the sale of the temporary site of the Maritime University be dropped,” part of the statement read.
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The group however hailed President Muhammadu Buhari over the commencement of academic activities at the Maritime University.
They however, urged the federal government to mobilise contractors working at the permanent site of the university to enable them to go back to site.
The IYC also lamented the non-implementation of the 16-point demand presented to the federal government during a meeting to stop attacks by the Niger Delta Avengers, particularly the demand for the relocation of headquarters of oil companies operating in the region.
Tompolo has been in hiding since the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) declared him wanted.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that a militant group, Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA), indicated its willingness to reveal the whereabouts of Tompolo to federal authorities.
Leader of the group and coalition of nine other militant groups, Johnmark Ezonebi, revealed its plans to Vanguard. Ezonebi expressed the group's readiness to guide security agents to Tompolo's hideout in the creeks of Niger Delta.
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Meanwhile, Tompolo has vowed that soldiers under the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta region will pay for the death of his father Thomas Ekpemupolo.
Speaking from his hiding during the one year anniversary of his late father, the ex-militant said the descendants of Thomas will not rest until the masterminds of his death are held accountable, stressing that his father's soul will find peace if the soldiers are brought to book.
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