Why I haven’t gone to court – Tompolo

TVC E, POLITICS - A former Niger Delta militant, Chief Government Ekpemupolo also known as TomPolo has given reasons for his refusal to appear in court over an alleged N34 billion fraud. Ekpemupolo, who is a leader of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), says he didn't obey the court order because of some forces in the ruling All Progressives Congress. “The truth of the matter is that I do not know anything about the N34 billion Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is talking about. First, it was N13 billion issue, now it is N34 billion," he said “They (APC members) are the ones carrying out the act to smear my name," he added. He says some former members of the Peoples Democratic Party, who are now in the APC like ex-Bayelsa state governor Timipre Sylva are after him. He says Sylva and some members of the APC in...