A former Senior Special Assistant on Media to Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The suspect, Abednego Don-Evarada, was arrested yesterday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State for allegedly offering a bribe of N10 million to the EFCC’s Zonal Head in Port Harcourt, Mr Ishaq Salihu.
Don-Evarada ran into trouble when he approached Salihu, over a case involving the Senior Special Assistant to the Bayelsa’s State governor on Millennium Development Goals, Apere Embelakpo and his wife, Fine Beauty.
Embelakpo is being investigated for alleged diversion of N800 million 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 N200 million.
A statement by the Spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said Don-Evarada allegedly offered the bribe ostensibly to compromise the EFCC investigation but his overture was turned down and was arrested.
He is being kept in the custody of the EFCC and would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
Below is the N10 million cash exhibit displayed by the EFCC.