The whereabouts of the former ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, otherwise known as Tompolo remain unknown four days to the February 19 date given by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to the nation’s security agencies to produce him.
This is just as his Ijaw relatives had vowed not to disclose his hideout to the security men.
A royal father, who spoke with Vanguard on condition of anonymity, said: “No Gbaramatu man will reveal the hideout of Tompolo to any security man even if he knows, unless that person does not have a true Ijaw blood flowing in him.
“Tompolo is an institution, not only in Ijawland, but in the whole of Niger Delta. He has touched many lives and is the current symbol of the struggle.
“Therefore, it is not easy for any full-blooded Ijaw man to betray him. From what I can see, the whole thing is about business transaction, the Federal Government should settle the matter and let peace reign.”