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Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by TheRealMrStan(m): 12:44pm On Dec 15, 2014
Former militant and leader of the now defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo has denied reports that he purchased six warships.

A Norwegian newspaper, Dagbladet reported earlier that Tompolo purchased six decommissioned ships which were also upgraded with new weaponry.

The ex-militant has however said that the rumours are part of attempts to tarnish his image.

In a statement released by his spokesperson, Paul Bebenimibo, Tompolo said:
“I am not surprised that this blackmail is coming at this crucial time that Nigeria is facing serious security challenges even as the most decisive moment for the nation, which is the 2015 election closes in.


“For one, the initial reaction was to just ignore this cheap blackmail and forge ahead with personal commitments but the propensity with which these lies are daily peddled requires that a bit of clarifications is given to the Nigerian public,” he said.
“Clearly, the intent of those behind the malicious media report is to weigh me down,paint me as someone with the desire to wage war against the Nigerian state by painting a picture of an arms build-up in the Niger Delta as 2015 approaches.”
“On the issue relating to the alleged purchase of war boats, it smacks of ignorance on the part of those who have taken an ignoble delight to embark on this despicable path; it is pertinent for the ignorance of those behind this blackmail to be exposed.”
“The truth is that these boats in question have been in the care of NIMASA for about two years now. For the avoidance of doubts, the boats are not warships or gunboats as being erroneously spread by mischief makers,” Tompolo added.

“The boats as acquired are neither equipped with war arsenals nor are they ammunition carriers. They are simply boats equipped with modern surveillance devices to track oil thieves and in the process, increase the nation’s revenue base through NIMASA.”
“Similarly, Tompolo is not in charge of the said boats as upon acquisition, the boats were handed over to NIMASA which in turn involved the Nigerian Navy in their usage and operations.”


“Perhaps, it is apt to say that this latest blackmail could not have come from any quarter other than some Niger Delta politicians whose desire to enslave others has not only failed but backfired. The masterminds of this cannot cow me to withdraw my support for President Goodluck Jonathan.”
http://pulse.ng/local/tompolo-ex-militant-denies-buying-warships-id3348939.html

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by hazyfm: 12:45pm On Dec 15, 2014
not interested in Tompolo

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by laurel03: 12:47pm On Dec 15, 2014
who be tompolo? because it sound like baby masqurade in yoruba land... if he like make he acquire war plane & rocket na him own pro.. all i knw is GMB 2015

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by gbodimowo(m): 12:47pm On Dec 15, 2014
Who wants to blackmail the government

It is apt to say it's some politicians who are in charge of this


Hmmmm classical nigerian blaming people

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by Morgan567(m): 12:47pm On Dec 15, 2014
Hmmm. Story story but as usual. There is no smoke without fire.

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by Nobody: 12:48pm On Dec 15, 2014
I am still saying it, PDP is out to ruin this nation after Feb 2015 when the clueless one will be kicked out of his abode.

Who is Tompolo trying to deceive with his cheap lies and defence?? Not me.

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by freezyprinzy(m): 12:48pm On Dec 15, 2014
hummm...still not comfortable
Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by Decapo: 12:48pm On Dec 15, 2014
Ok...next??
Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by dustydee: 12:50pm On Dec 15, 2014
Tompolo can buy gun boats but our military cannot buy other military hardware. Na wah for us oh!. sad

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by Sommey(m): 12:50pm On Dec 15, 2014
Yeye dey smell, jx dnt knw 4rm wch quarters.
Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by ginajet(f): 12:51pm On Dec 15, 2014
Lie lie people

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by Alubosa: 12:51pm On Dec 15, 2014
There's always an iota of truth.............

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by moderatorr: 12:51pm On Dec 15, 2014
I knew somehow its got to be a rumour otherwise what is tompolo doing with not1 not 2 not 3 but 6 warships! 6 of them with upgraded weaponry.

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by Tombilly(m): 12:52pm On Dec 15, 2014
all did niggas with their lying tongues should remember there z six feet ooh and there z God ooh

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by Bigcake: 12:52pm On Dec 15, 2014
Who says militancy doesnt pay? Even Tompolo has a '' spokesperson''

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by dridowu: 12:52pm On Dec 15, 2014
Their is more to the warship than tompolo




Norwegian defends sale of warship to Tompolo y Tompolo is dening
http://thecable.ng/norway-defends-sale-warships-tompolo

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by tbaba1234: 12:52pm On Dec 15, 2014
He does not deny buying the boats, just that they were handed over to the Navy via NIMASA.

This means government gave his renowned militant, millions of dollars to purchase boats on their behalf.

What happens if GEJ leaves and the contracts dry up?

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by rozayx5(m): 12:52pm On Dec 15, 2014
2nd apigshit propaganda busted in hours

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by otipoju(m): 12:53pm On Dec 15, 2014
The good news about this news is that he did not say the purported blackmail was from APC...instead he said it was from his own people.

Nevertheless only a Jonathan would see nothing wrong in contracting the security of a nations shores to a civilian... When we have the Navy.

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by Ilekeh(f): 12:56pm On Dec 15, 2014
Another one.

Either journalists are making shoit up or........
Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by buoye1(m): 12:57pm On Dec 15, 2014
Tompolo warming up for anarchy come 2015 if Jonathan losses!!!!!


SAI GMB


SAI APC

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by oziegbe2015: 12:59pm On Dec 15, 2014
Its obvious gej knws the outcome of 2015,he has made this milant group so rich today asari owns a private university and tompolo is also wealthy. Gej has asked his boys to also make govt ungovernable for buhari, but the difference is na water and fish dem go dey make ungovernable

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by Awoofawo(m): 1:00pm On Dec 15, 2014
My comment reserve me..... cool
Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by seunwen2(m): 1:00pm On Dec 15, 2014
leave politics alone nairaland
Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by BENZINA: 1:01pm On Dec 15, 2014
We should be concern about how Boko haram is devastating Nigeria, leave Tompolo alone to face his business.

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by Mogidi: 1:05pm On Dec 15, 2014
tbaba1234:
He does not deny buying the boats, just that they were handed over to the Navy via NIMASA.

This means government gave his renowned militant, millions of dollars to purchase boats on their behalf.

What happens if GEJ leaves and the contracts dry up?


Ummm! the oil would dry also.


“The boats as acquired are neither equipped with war arsenals nor are they ammunition carriers. They are simply boats equipped with modern surveillance devices to track oil thieves and in the process, increase the nation’s revenue base through NIMASA.”
[size=15pt]“Similarly, Tompolo is not in charge of the said boats as upon acquisition, the boats were handed over to NIMASA which in turn involved the Nigerian Navy in their usage and operations.”[/size]

They failed to stigmatize Oritsejafor with gun running, its now Tompolo.

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by mmaichel: 1:06pm On Dec 15, 2014
why is he denying when we have pics of the ships?

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Re: Tompolo Denies Buying Warships, Alleges Blackmail by Brymo: 1:06pm On Dec 15, 2014
Tompolo

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