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Monday, 10 March 2014

BAYELSA GOVT DENIES FILING SUIT AGAINST EFCC

BAYELSA GOVT DENIES FILING SUIT AGAINST EFCC

10/03/2014

The attention of the Bayelsa State Government has been drawn to a publication in some sections of the media entitled “Bayelsa asks EFCC to remit N1.4bn from Alamieyeseigha”

The said reports quoted one Mr. George Uboh, Chief Executive of Panic Alert Security System, reportedly acting on the mandate of the Bayelsa State Government, wrote to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to remit the twin sums N1.4 billion and 1.3 million USD recovered from a former Governor of the State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.

The Bayelsa State Government denies the reports and stated categorically clear that, it did not mandate any individual or firm to act on its behalf to request or institute any suit against the EFCC.

A Government statement frowned at the reports and called on the EFCC and the general public to disregard the publications.

The statement also urged journalists to always clarify issues, especially as sensitive as this, before going to press.


Daniel Iworiso-Markson

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State

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