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Bayelsa refutes reports of suing EFCC

11 March 2014, 08:35

Abuja - Bayelsa State Government has denied media reports that it had sued the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) over the remittance of N1.4 billion the agency recovered from former Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.

A statement issued from Government House denied the speculation.

“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,” read a statement.

Government added that the state government 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.

– CAJ News

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