The Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson former Senior Special Assistant on Media, Abnedgo Don-Evarada, has been arrested by EFCC operatives by offering bribe to an INEC officia
Don- Evarada, was arrested on Monday in Port- Harcourt, Rivers State for offering a bribe of N10million( Ten Million Naira) to the EFCC’s Zonal Head in Port- Harcourt, Mr. Ishaq Salihu.
He ran into trouble when he approached Salihu, over a case involving the Senior Special Assistant to the Bayelsa state governor on Millennium Development Goals, Apere Embelakpo and his wife, Fiene Beauty.
Embelakpo is being investigated for alleged diversion of N800million( Eight Hundred Million Naira only), being funds meant for the Millennium Development Goals, MDG, while his wife is being investigated for alleged money laundering, forgery and suspicious transactions to the tune of N200million( Two Hundred Million Naira only).
Don- Evarada offered the bribe ostensibly to compromise the EFCC investigation but his overture was turned down and was arrested.
The Bayelsa State Governor ex Aide is being kept in the custody of the EFCC and would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded, the EFCC stated.