11 March 2014, Benin City – Ex-Niger Delta fighters from Okerenkoko community, in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Council of Delta State, yesterday, gave the state government a seven-day ultimatum to release one Michael Johnny and others who were remanded in Warri prison by a Delta State High Court, or they would cause chaos in the area.
They threatened to use “all means” to secure their release and create chaos in the water ways if the Police and judiciary in Delta State failed to release them from prison custody.
It will be recalled that Michael Johnny and nine others were remanded in prison custody by the court over alleged threat to the life of ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo.
Women from Okerenkoko community protested last week calling for their release.
However, in a statement by Mr. Johnson Ebierede, made available to Vanguard in Benin City, they expressed worry that “the way our brothers were arrested by the police and their subsequent remand in prison by the court is suspicious.”
– Simon Ebegbulem, Vanguard