Governor Dickson’s ex-aide arrested over N10m bribe

Don-Evarada arrested for bribe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Mr. Abnedgo Don-Evarada, former Senior Special Assistant on Media to Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson. Don-Evarada was arrested on Monday in Port- Harcourt, Rivers State for allegedly offering a bribe of N10 million to the EFCC Zonal Head in Port- Harcourt, Mr. Ishaq Salihu.

The suspect, according to Head, Media and Publicity of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, 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. Uwujaren said Embelakpo was being investigated for alleged diversion of N800 million being funds meant for the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), while his wife was being investigated for alleged money laundering, forgery and suspicious transactions to the tune of N200 million.

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Don-Evarada, according to the EFCC spokesman, offered the bribe ostensibly to compromise the agency investigation but his overture was turned down while he was arrested. Uwujaren said the suspect was being kept in the custody of the EFCC and would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.

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