Tompolo’s father dies months after being brutalized by soldiers
Labels: Niger Delta
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.
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.