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I Am Not Hiding Tompolo, I Don't Know Where He is - Delta Deputy Governor Slams Reports

I Am Not Hiding Tompolo, I Don't Know Where He is - Delta Deputy Governor Slams Reports

Tompolo

The Delta State Deputy Governor has spoken out about his alleged role in providing cover for ex militant, Tompolo who has been declared wanted by the EFCC.

The Delta State Deputy Governor, Barrister Kingsley Burutu Otuoro, has slammed reports making the rounds in the media that he was providing cover for former General Officer Commanding, GOC, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, describing such reports as false.

The Deputy Governor's Senior Special Assistant, Communication and Press, Mr Bulou Kosin, in a statement issued on Friday, said: “The attention of the Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, has been drawn to allegation that he is harbouring High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, for who a bench warrant has been issued by a Federal High Court in Lagos for his arrest.”

Kosin, who maintained that the Deputy Governor is not aware of Tompolo’s whereabouts, described the allegation as the figment of the imagination of detractors.

He went on to state that “On the allegation that he is complicit on the alleged N13billion fraud, the Deputy Governor, Barr. Otuaro, wishes to state that the matter is subjudice as same is before a court of law.

“The media is therefore advised to await the outcome of the case rather than preempt the case,” Kosin added.

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