Just weeks to the end of Governor Seriake Dickson’s tenure in office, alleged burglars have raided the Bayelsa government house and disappeared with the sum of N3.5 million.
The incident was confirmed by the deputy chief of staff to the governor Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown, whose office was burgled
Channels Television reports that the Ndiomu-Brown said the amount stolen was not N40 million as claimed in some reports.
The deputy chief of staff, who is on an official assignment away from Bayelsa, said she was not suspecting anybody in particular, but that the police was already investigating the case.
The report said the public relations officer of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) for the Bayelsa command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident.
Butswat confirmed that the amount stolen was N3.5 million
According to him, the main entrance door to the deputy chief of staff’s office was damaged and the safe inside the office was destroyed.
He said some policemen and other security agents were initially arrested for the alleged crime and questioned, but that they have been released after they made statements.
On his part, the Bayelsa commandant of the NSCDC, Christiana Abiakama-Omanu, confirmed the incident and the arrest of her men.
She, however, said they have been released after they were questioned.
Sun earlier reported how the the Bayelsa state branch of the All Progressives Congress (APC) recently asked Dickson to stop causing unnecessary tension following the defeat of his candidate, Senator Douye Diri, in governorship election.
The party said it does not understand why the governor is always in the habit of heating up the polity, asking him to take whatever grievance he has to courts.