Warri Stands Still As Tompolo’s Late Father, Chief Thomas Ekpemupolo Is Laid To Rest (Photos)

The Ekpemupolo family of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South-West local government area of Delta state on Thursday, September 23, began the burial ceremony of their late father, High Chief Thomas Osen Ekpemupolo.

The burial began with the gates of Veenell Hospital shut as movements of persons were restricted; only select members of the Ekpemupolo family and traditional Chiefs from Gbaramatu Kingdom were allowed access into the premises due to the suspicion that the death of Late High Chief Thomas Osen Ekpemupolo may trigger tension within the area.pgf1 pgf7 pgf3The bearing of the corpse of late High Chief Thomas Osen Ekpemupolo caused serious vehicular traffic in the town as some Itsekiri traditional dance groups entertained guests with songs and dance along the busy Okumagba Avenue Road in Warri.

High Chief Oweizide Government Ekpemupolo, Alias Tompolo, was absent at the scene, but his younger brother George Ekpemupolo who is the Chairman of Warri South-West local government council was on ground.

Chief Alfred Bubor, the immediate past Regent of Gbaramatu Traditioanl Council, High Chief Wellington Bobo, Chief Jonathan Deregbanran and Elder Samson Teide and others were on ground.The corpse would be conveyed to Kurutie Community, the paternal home of the deceased for burial.

The burial ceremony will continue at Oporoza Community from Saturday, September 24 through Sunday, Sunday 25.

It would be recalled that there were claims that the 84-year-old who passed on Wednesday, September 7, died as a result of wounds he sustained during the military invasion of Kurutie and other Gbaramatu Communities by the military.

Until his death late Ekpemupolo was survived by 4 widows, 31 children, 45 grand children, 11 great grand children.pgf4 pgf8 pgf2 pgf5

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  • Kelvin Fola

    These man tried sha ,rest in peace

  • Justice Elmer

    If at all he’s there.. It’ll be as a commoner so as not to seek attention

  • Justice Elmer

    Tompolo could not publicly attend his father’s burial

  • Justice Elmer

    See why all this militancy and rebellion has its downside..

  • Justice Elmer

    Pray this burial is completed without the eruption of awkward stories

  • Justice Elmer

    May he rest in peace

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Fear even catch me no movement for myside

  • Mezzy Gilbert


  • Cornel Nwankwo

    The man really left legacies…………He tried
    Rest in peace

    • Mezzy Gilbert


  • badmos tolulope

    Tompolo still no won come out.

  • RIP pa

  • Olovo Obinna

    Farewell sir…..its well

  • kayode akinsanya

    Rest in peace papa

  • WillieBravo

    Hummer things. It’s all good.

  • emekachilaka

    jesu 31 children paala na great man rest in peace sir