- Bayelsa state's deputy governor has denied having a hand in the looting at his guest house in the Government House
- The deputy governor said items like air conditioners, furniture, electronic appliances were taken away by some unidentified individuals
- Gboribiogha Jonah called on the security within the Government House to up their game and remain vigilant by apprehending the perpetrators of the act
The deputy governor of Bayelsa state, Gboribiogha Jonah, has said that there was no authorisation from his office on the looting of property from his guest house at the Government House in Yenagoa.
Reacting to reports of the looting Jonah, a retired naval rear admiral said a generator, electronic equipment, furniture, air conditioners and other sundry items were looted from the guest house.
In a statement signed by his media aide, Ebi Evinson, the deputy governor said the criminal act was carried out by some yet-to-be-identified persons.
Evinson said the deputy governor had last voluntarily offered part of the facility for use by the chairman of Brass local government council, Victor Isaiah, who is still occupying the place.
He said: "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."
He also called on the security within the Government House to up their game and remain vigilant by apprehending the perpetrators of the act.
“Finally, 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 said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that about N40 million was said to have been stolen from the Bayelsa Government House in Yenagoa.
The money which was missing from the deputy chief of staff Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown led to the arrest of seven Police officer and officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
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