Media aide to Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, Comrade Paul Bebenimibo, said on Monday that he is not an operative of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), neither is his boss.
He said in a statement he personally signed that he is too busy with his lawful business to be involved in the activities of the destructive militant group, threatening to take the matter up in court.
Bebenimibo was reacting to an online publication in which his name was mentioned by the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA) along with other prominent Niger Deltans, including some Governors, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains and former President Goodluck Jonathan as alleged sponsors of the Niger Delta Avengers.
“My attention has been drawn to a news report by Sahara Reporters that I am one of the operatives of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), as alleged by a splinter faction of the NDA, which goes by the name, Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA). In the same report, my boss, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, was also mentioned as one of the sponsors of the NDA.
“My initial decision was to ignore the said report as a result of the source and the bogus nature of the story. However, in order to set the records straight, I decided to write to dissociate my boss and myself from that wicked and malicious report. As for my boss, he has made it abundantly clear in many occasions that he has nothing to do with the Niger Delta Avengers”, he added.