Tompolo is a former Nigerian militant leader and past commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta. He is also a traditionalist and the chief priest of the Egbesu deity, which is the god of war in the Niger-Delta tegion of Nigeria.
|Real Name:||Government Oweizide Ekpemulopo|
|Date of Birth:||April 12, 1971|
|Place of Birth:||Warri, Nigeria|
|State of Origin:||Delta State|
|Parents:||Thomas Ekpemupolo, Ewe Ekpemupolo|
|Net Worth:||Not Estimated|
Tompolo was born Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo on April 12, 1971, in Warri, Delta State. He was born into a royal family in Okerenkoko, the traditional Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South Local Government Area in Delta State. He is from a polygamous home. His father, late Chief Thomas Ekpemupolo married five wives with Tompolo’s mother Sologha being the oldest.
Tompolo is the fifth and only male child of his late mother’s seven children. He grew up with his siblings and had a difficult childhood experience.
He attended Okepop primary school in Warri for his basic education.
Tompolo dropped out of college and joined a resistance group in the Niger Delta, in 1993. He joined the newly formed Ijaw Youth Council in 1998.
He joined the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, since there was little progress in the Ijaw Youth Council. He became known as a commander in MEND and was able to support them with large amounts of weapons and equipment. He was successful in attacking the insensitivity of the government and the Multinational oil companies to the exploitation and degradation of the peoples and environments of the Niger Delta.
During his time, he was able to make the Nigerian government grant amnesty to MEND members who made up their minds to surrender. He was granted full amnesty when he embraced the amnesty offer from the Federal Government of Nigeria on June 27, 2009. He embraced amnesty on October 4, 2009, to allow for peace in the area and to also encourage development projects and the provision of jobs by the government in the community.
Tompolo was issued an arrest warrant on charges of theft and money laundering, in January 2016. Before this, he was last seen in 2014 and for six years, his whereabouts were unknown until 2020 when he resurfaced in his Egbesu Shrine.
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Tompolo is married to Victoria and they have a daughter together named Mary Ekpemupolo. The family reside in Delta State.
Tompolo is not active on social media platforms.
Tompolo earns his career as a militant leader and businessman. He owns several mansions of which three are in Owerri. He also has luxury cars in his garage. His net worth has not been estimated.
Frequently asked questions
Below are some frequently asked questions about Tompolo:
Who is Tompolo?
Tompolo is a former Nigerian militant leader and past commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta.
How old is Tompolo?
He was born on April 12, 1971
Where is Tompolo from?
He is from Delta State, Nigeria.
Is Tompolo married?
He is married to Victoria and their union is blessed with lovely children.
What is Tompolo’s Net Worth?
Tompolo’s net worth has not been estimated.