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Again Tompolo Writes Buhari Over Missing Egbesu Chief Priest Symbol Of Authority

Source: pointblanknews.com

Again, ex-warlord, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, has

written to President Muhammadu Buhari , complaining that the military was

yet to return his symbol of authority as the chief priest of Egbesu

Shrine, Oporoza, Gbaramatu Kingdom, Delta State.
The item was allegedly removed from the traditional temple about a month

ago when the Military invaded the community in search of the rampaging

militants.
Tompolo, who is said to be the chief sponsor of the renewed militancy in

the region, also alleged that the soldiers also placed the traditional

ruler of Gbaramatu Kingdom under house arrest for one week.

He said: “As I said in my previous publications, the military made away

with the symbol of authority of the Gbaramatu people from the Egbesu

Shrine, which I am the Chief Priest. They also made away with other

valuables worth several millions of naira from the community. Arrest of 10

young men Tompolo and BuhariTompolo and Buhari
“The most annoying part is the purported arrest of 10 young promising men,

most of whom are orphans, who are secondary school students sitting for

the West African Senior Secondary School Examinations, WASSCE and other

palace staff who were labeled members of Niger Delta Avengers.

“As I write you now, these innocent young promising men are still with

your military for no reason. This is truly man's inhumanity to man in our

own country. We are presently being treated like conquered people because

of crude oil.
“Please kindly direct your army to return the looted items, including the

symbol of authority and also release these innocent young men to continue

their academic programme, even though they have missed the WASSCE for this

year.
“Mr President, remember, no condition is permanent. I have kept faith in

this country. I have contributed in no small measure to the development of

this country. It is my prayer that God Almighty should preserve me to meet

you again to tell you my side of the numerous stories you have been

inundated with about me.
“This was how they arrested Chevron Nigeria Limited Staff on routine duty

in Kokodiagbene community of Gbaramatu Kingdom, and labelled them members

of Niger Delta Avengers. It took spirited effort by leaders of the kingdom

and other well-meaning Nigerians to convince the military, that the

arrested men were not involved in pipeline destruction.

“Mr. President Sir, please permit me to quickly recall a similar incident

that occurred in May, 2009, when this same military invaded several

communities in Gbaramatu Kingdom, under the command of late President

Umaru Yar'Adua. Traditional worship centres were desecrated, property was

looted and above all, the multi-billion naira ultra-modern magnificent

palace of the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom was burned down, and his golden

crown was stolen by the military. Court and compensation

“As peace loving people, the kingdom approached the courts and demanded

compensation for the unlawful invasion and destruction of property, in

which the court awarded N99 billion in favour of Gbaramatu Kingdom. After

seven years of that sad incident, the Federal Government is yet to pay

the compensation.
“This incident also led to the declaration of the Presidential Amnesty

programme for peace to reign, as the government found out that military

action was not the best way to address the Niger Delta question and the

rest became history in the lives of those who led that invasion. I

believe Mr. President should learn a lesson from the 2009 military

invasion and do the needful.”
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Thank you Mr man
By: Voice of Ijaw