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APC calls for arrest of Bayelsa ex-speaker

21 January 2016, 19:42

Yenagoa - The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has called for the arrest the former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Kombowei Benson over alleged contempt of court order, gross misconduct and illegal receipt of public funds., reports NewsDay.

The party wants him arrested for collecting the December and January allowances and other public funds meant for the office of the Speaker while his victory had been annulled by the court.

Also read: Bayelsa Speaker resigns

The APC in a statement issued on Wednesday in Yenagoa by its Publicity Secretary, Panebi Fortune, said the action of the former Speaker, Kombowei Benson, is against relevant provision of the law guiding the conduct of a public officer.

The party also berated Gov. Seriake Dickson for denigrating the judiciary with his decision to present the 2016 state budget to the former Speaker.

Benson stepped down as a member of the House on Monday in obedience to the December 9 Court of Appeal ruling which declared his election null and void.

Read more at NewsDay.

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