Asaba - Former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo, has denied links with militants who are threatening more attacks on oil installations in the Niger Delta.
Tompolo said this in a statement by his media consultant, Paul Bebenimibo, on Sunday.
He denied sending militants to destroy pipelines because he was declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The statement read: “The attention of my client, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo has been drawn to an online publication by a faceless person or persons, that militants have vowed to attack more oil facilities over Tompolo if the Federal Government of Nigeria refused to drop the criminal charges against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
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“ Ekpemupolo (Tompolo) unequivocally dissociates himself from this threat as he did not send anyone to attack oil facilities in the Niger Delta region because of his case with the EFCC.
Tompolo has consistently denied involvement in the resurgence of bombing of oil facilities in the Niger Delta region.”
- News 24