The 84-year-old father of ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, a.k.a Tompolo, High Chief Thomas Osen Ekpemupolo, is dead.
Vanguard quoted a source as saying: “He died in the early hours of Wednesday at Lily Hospital in Warri South local government area, Warri.”
The deceased was amputated in July, over a month after soldiers allegedly brutalized him in Kurutie, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State.
Until his death, he was the Tunteriwei of Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South-West local government area with traditional headquarters in Oporoza.
Tompolo, who is still at large, in an open letter, July 22, to President Muhammadu Buhari, bemoaning the siege on his family, said that on May 28, “The military went to Kurutie Town in search of my 84- year-old father and brutalized him.”
“We managed to rescue him to Warri and hospitalized him. Sadly, one of his lower limbs was amputated two weeks ago. From the doctor’s report, it will be a thing of miracle if he survives this incident, “he asked, adding: “Is this 84-years old man also a member of the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA.?”