Tompolo’s father dies months after being brutalized by soldiers


High Chief Thomas Osen Ekpemupolo, 84-year-old father of ex-militant leader, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, amputated in July, over a month after soldiers allegedly brutalized him in Kurutie, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, is dead.


A dependable source, who broke the news, said: “He died in the early hours of Wednesday at Lily Hospital in Warri South local government area, Warri.”

Until his death, he was the Tunteriwei of Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South-West local government area with traditional headquarters in Oporoza.

Contacted, Chief Executive Officer at Lily Hospital, Dr. Austin Okogun, said he was out of town and could not make a concise statement.

However, a senior medical officer at the hospital, who confirmed the death of Tompolo’s father, declined details of the condition under which he died.



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