Tompolo Bears it All, His Fight With Ayiri, Pipeline Contract, N'delta Avengers And More

Date: 17-05-2016 11:15 am (6 years ago) | Author: CLARA JANCITA
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Ex-militant leader, Tompolo, has said Ibe Kachikwu can attest to the fact that he does not need pipeline surveillance contract and expressed concerns over the siege which the military has laid to his community, and his inability to move freely.
In a statement issued by Paul Bebenibo, the spokesman of former commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Government Ekpemupolo, and ex-militant leader popularly known as Tompolo, said that the minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, can attest to the fact that he does not need pipeline surveillance contract.
 
Former President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly awarded pipeline contracts to Tompolo, who is currently being wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and the former militant has blamed his opponents for his trial.
 
He also distanced himself from the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), a new militant group, saying Ayiri Emami, Warri-based billionaire, has been making false accusations against him. He also expressed concerns over the siege which the military has laid to his community, and his inability to move freely.
 
His statement read;
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"I am greatly touched and disappointed with the manner the Nigerian government and the military are being arm-twisted by the unfounded claims of Ayiri Emami and others, that I am behind the Niger Delta Avengers group, when there is no single proof to back the claim.

"May I once again point it out that Ayiri Emami and others accusing me of the destruction of oil facilities in part of the Delta are simply looking for relevance, recognition and pipeline surveillance contracts. If anyone doubts what I am saying, such should find out from the GMD and minister for state for petroleum, because Ayiri and his likes have been troubling the minister for pipeline surveillance contracts for some time now.

"The minister has even succumbed to the Ayiri Emami gimmick by appointing some of his cronies as special advisers. The funny thing about Ayiri Emami is that he does not even have the capacity and goodwill to protect oil facilities.

"It would be recalled that when I had the one year pipeline surveillance contract in Delta state, Ayiri Emami was one of the directors of the company (Oil Facility Surveillance Limited) in 2012. He could not protect the oil facilities in his beat, and so I was the one that was equally doing his job.

"It is on record and the authorities of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) can bear me witness that even those in Bayelsa (Pajeros Nigeria Limited) and Rivers (Adef Energy Resoures Nigeria Limited) that had similar surveillance jobs like me, could not protect the oil facilities in their respective states.

"I am disappointed and displeased with the federal government and the Nigerian military on the continuous siege on me and Gbaramatu communities under the guise of looking for members of the nascent Niger Delta Avengers.

"It baffles me that the Nigerian military has refused to believe me that I am not part of the group and its activities as contained in several media statements. I am obviously a victim of circumstance in this matter because of my case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

"How can I resort to destruction of oil facilities because of those trumped-up charges against me by the EFCC, when my lawyers are already challenging the faulty process of legal service on me? If not for the common insinuation that the Nigerian Judiciary is on trial, why would my case with the EFCC become the greatest issue in Nigeria today, when there are so many important things to talk about?,"
the statement read.


Posted: at 17-05-2016 11:15 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
- CHRISETTE at 17-05-2016 11:20 AM (6 years ago)
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All this guys are not to be trusted give me the contract mr minister and see what i will do
Posted: at 17-05-2016 11:20 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Eazyatumeyi at 17-05-2016 11:24 AM (6 years ago)
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There is a bit of truth in his words
Posted: at 17-05-2016 11:24 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- uduehi at 17-05-2016 11:48 AM (6 years ago)
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Ayiri is behind this just to make more money and feel superior than Tompolo u see why northerners will keep pocketing us is dat we sell our brothers to them even when the oil is in our land. God destroy Nigeria and stand biafra #EdoMan #BeelieveBiafra
Posted: at 17-05-2016 11:48 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- BournIdentity at 17-05-2016 11:57 AM (6 years ago)
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I just dey observe
Posted: at 17-05-2016 11:57 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dleg at 17-05-2016 12:07 PM (6 years ago)
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An Ex soldier is always a soldier. So, an Ex Militant is always a Militant.

Posted: at 17-05-2016 12:07 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 17-05-2016 01:00 PM (6 years ago)
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show face boy, stop hiding
Posted: at 17-05-2016 01:00 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- botlex at 17-05-2016 02:34 PM (6 years ago)
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The contract was given to him because it takes a thief to catch a thief
Posted: at 17-05-2016 02:34 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zauber at 17-05-2016 05:52 PM (6 years ago)
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resource control or freedom? baboons and monkeys.
Posted: at 17-05-2016 05:52 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- kachasi at 17-05-2016 06:03 PM (6 years ago)
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All this guys are not to be trusted give me the contract mr minister and see what i will do


abio
Posted: at 17-05-2016 06:03 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- raynebee at 17-05-2016 07:09 PM (6 years ago)
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I choose to keep my reserve.                                 
Posted: at 17-05-2016 07:09 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- CHRISETTE at 17-05-2016 08:10 PM (6 years ago)
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Eazytumeyi which truth?
Posted: at 17-05-2016 08:10 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Novic at 17-05-2016 08:27 PM (6 years ago)
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Yeye boy.... you still get mouth to they talk abi.... you go hear wen for you bck very soon, even you papa jonathan no go they to help you.
Posted: at 17-05-2016 08:27 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- AmazingMarie at 17-05-2016 08:49 PM (6 years ago)
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only God know who is telling the truth from all he is saying he has a point he has denied that he is not the one destroying pipelines
Posted: at 17-05-2016 08:49 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- okuboye at 17-05-2016 10:02 PM (6 years ago)
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I believe you but show face
Posted: at 17-05-2016 10:02 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Oworen25 at 17-05-2016 10:21 PM (6 years ago)
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My man buhari no understand all those English oh
Posted: at 17-05-2016 10:21 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- BournIdentity at 17-05-2016 11:39 PM (6 years ago)
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Craze people,,,, make dem go sidon
Posted: at 17-05-2016 11:39 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- yawa_don_gas at 17-05-2016 11:58 PM (6 years ago)
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All for yawa sake, na so u take u take c am?
Posted: at 17-05-2016 11:58 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dickieponga at 18-05-2016 07:00 AM (6 years ago)
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Wen im dey enjoy the money e no no abeg go ansa ur case..
Posted: at 18-05-2016 07:00 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- mia4321 at 18-05-2016 11:11 AM (6 years ago)
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okayyyyy...                                                                                                   
Posted: at 18-05-2016 11:11 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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