Hon. Seriake Dickson, Governor, Bayelsa State

Deputy Governor raises alarm over looting of government property

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Outgoing Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State of Nigeria, Gboriobiogha John Jonah, has raised alarm over the looting of government property by unidentified persons.

In a statement by Ebi Evison, his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Jonah said unidentified persons have looted property at his guest house located at Government House, Yenagoa.

ConsumerConnect learnt that the Deputy Governor, in a statement, stressed he has not directed anybody or group of persons to remove any property from the Government House in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.

The statement reads in part: “It has come to the attention of the Office of the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State that recently, some yet-to-be-identified persons looted property, including a generator, electronic equipment, furniture, air-conditioners and other sundry items in the Deputy Governor’s Guest House in the Government House, Yenagoa.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Office of the Deputy Governor wishes to categorically state that it has not directed anybody to remove anything from the Deputy Governor’s Guest House.

“As a matter of fact, following the crises in Brass Local Government Area sometime last year, the Deputy Governor voluntarily offered a part of the facility for use by the Chairman of Brass Local Government Council, Hon. Victor Isaiah, who is still occupying the place.

The statement further stresses that is also pertinent to state that Government House Security should up its game “by apprehending the culprits who looted the Guest House at this last hour of the Restoration Administration.”

“We also wish to state that for this unfortunate incident to occur at the twilight of his service to Bayelsans, is a calculated attempt to tarnish the good image and reputation of the Deputy Governor, Retired Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah, which he has painstakingly laboured to maintain while in office,” the statement added.

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