Asaba - The former operations commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Government Ekpemupolo, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of trying to use him to arrest former President Goodluck Jonathan, reports Sahara Reporters.
Ekpemupolo, who is widely known as Tompolo, noted that the Buhari administration is really not interested in him but want to get its hands on Jonathan.
Tompolo, who is currently in hiding after being declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said the government's plan to arrest him was a smokescreen to get at Jonathan.
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In a rare exclusive interview, Tompolo also talked about the brutal treatment his father got from security agents who stormed his community.
He stated that apart from attacking his father, the security agents also ransacked his house and others homes in the community.
According to Tompolo, his father, who is dead now, suffered heavily and his injuries were so grave that they led to the amputation of his lower limbs.
“I am just a victim of circumstances. I am just a perceived enemy of the government,” Tompolo said in the interview.
He added: “The intention of the government was to arrest former President Goodluck Jonathan. But they feel that arresting Jonathan without arresting me may be difficult, that was the reason why they are after me.” he said.
Tompolo described claims by security forces that he has been sponsoring the dreaded militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers, as baseless and a wicked allegation
- News 24