Accuses APC Of Political Persecution – Niger Delta Militant Tompolo Decries EFCC Invitation
Charges APC Of Political Persecution – Niger Delta Militant Tompolo Decries EFCC Invite
One-time Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo (a lot better known as Tompolo), has actually denied media files that he failed to reply to an invite by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In a statement provided today, Mr. Ekpemupolo shot down a report on Channels Television that he did not react to an invitation by the EFCC.
According to Tompolo, “On the November 24th 2015, I was educated at about 4 p.m. that a letter of invite had been gone down at my home in Warri, welcoming me to EFCC’s workplace in Lagos by 10 a.m. on the 25th of November 2015. I responded by a letter from my Lawyers, Messrs. Jakpa, Edoge & Co. The letter dated November 25th 2015 was gotten by one Uduak Ouot, a staff of EFCC, on the 3rd of December 2015, after a number of attempts to deliver. I have proof of shipment from the messenger company.”.
Mr. Ekpemupolo said he was amazed that the EFCC, which he referred to as “an otherwise reliable establishment,” lied to Nigerians. He added that his legal representative’s letter “indicated I am already in court with the EFCC in Suit No: FHC/W/CS/ 152/2015. EFCC had been served with the court processes since 20th of October 2015 yet they refused to attend court on numerous celebrations, or to file any court documents, just to appear for the first time on 30th November 2015 without submitting any kind of court documents. They even requested for the issue to be adjourned to 17th December 2015, the date they are now welcoming me to show up before them.”.
He mentioned that the anti-corruption firm welcomed him two months after he had actually sued them. He claimed he had actually informed the EFCC of his readiness to recognize their invitation once the court policies on his own suit, putting that the company appeared bent on bugging him through their “reminder of 9th December 2015, which was dripped to the media on the 10th of December 2015, the very same day as it was provided to my house in Warri.”.
Mr. Ekpemupolo specified, “As a full blooded Ijaw guy and also citizen of Nigeria, I have done everything in my power to adhere to the laws of Nigeria. Given that the amnesty declared in 2009 by [the] late President Yar’Adua I have actually stressed myself to make sure that most of us live in peace in this country. Those who think they could press us to war should rethink the necessity of such a battle.
“How can an obedient Government state a guy wanted who is in the court of law with them?
“They froze our business accounts considering that August Fourth 2015, but we have actually not quarreled with anybody. We sued them to court, they chose not to come to court. Now they are intimidating to proclaim me desired.
“I understand why they seek me. It is not the declared multi-billion naira residential property transaction. Besides, it underwent due process as well as was accepted by the Federal Exec Council (FEC). And also because of this if there are any kind of questions to address, it is the people at the FEC, Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), Federal Ministry of Lands as well as Survey, Federal Ministry of Transport, NIMASA, etc that accepted the deal that must be responding to such concerns.
“The genuine factor this Progressive Congress (APC)-led Government wants me is that I candidly refused to sign up with APC as well as to sustain their Governorship candidate in Bayelsa State. We could not all remain in APC. Our individuals have always cared about the Nigerian task and had actually constantly wished to sign up with hands with this management to move this job forward, however the conditions being connected are not acceptable. I demand believing in the Nigerian job unconditionally!
“We will certainly continuously seek our court case. The threat to proclaim me desired is an unnecessary attempt to warm up the polity. I will tackle my day-to-day company, [as] usual.
Ultimately, let me state this: if people can come from Sokoto, Katsina or Lagos to campaign in Bayelsa, why can not I, a full-blooded Ijaw man, go to my Bayelsa to campaign? I will only add this: allow the will of individuals of Bayelsa dominate. Nobody must try to require the outcome of the election. We have actually kept belief with our pledge to Nigeria, we expect no less from this country. So if anyone tells you that Tompolo is on the run, tell him Tompolo is not going anywhere.”.