A royal father(who spoke on anonymity) in Delta State has said no Ijaw man or woman will reveal the whereabouts of ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo. This is coming as the 19th February 2016 date given by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos draws closer. It is imperative to state that Tompolo’s Ijaw relatives are not ready to give up the former militant leader, who the people of Gbaramatu-Ijaw in Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, regard in very high esteem.
According to the royal father: “No Gbaramatu man will reveal the hideout of Tompolo to any security man even if he knows, unless that person does not have a true Ijaw blood flowing in him. Tompolo is an institution, not only in Ijawland, but in the whole of Niger Delta. He has touched many lives and is the current symbol of the struggle. Therefore, it is not easy for any full-blooded Ijaw man to betray him. From what I can see, the whole thing is about business transaction, the Federal Government should settle the matter and let peace reign.”