Photos: “Wanted” Tompolo moves around with armed policemen during father’s burial

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In what appeared like mockery of the federal government’s declaration of High Chief Oweizide Government Ekpemupolo, Alias Tompolo wanted, he (Tompolo) went about with armed mobile policemen during the burial of his late father, High Chief Thomas Osen Ekpemupolo in Warri, Delta State yesterday.


The burial began with the gates of Veenell Hospital shut as movements of persons were restricted; only select members of the Ekpemupolo family and traditional Chiefs from Gbaramatu Kingdom were allowed access into the premises due to the suspicion that the death of Late High Chief Thomas Osen Ekpemupolo may trigger tension within the area.

fb_img_1474715063422 fb_img_1474715066320It should be recalled that there were claims that his death was as a result of wounds he sustained during the military invasion of Kurutie and other Gbaramatu Communities by the military.

The bearing of the corpse of late High Chief Thomas Osen Ekpemupolo caused serious vehicular traffic in the town as some Itsekiri traditional dance groups entertained guests with songs and dance along the busy Okumagba Avenue Road in Warri.


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