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Bayelsa Deputy Governor Raises Alarm Over Looted Properties
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Bayelsa Deputy Governor Raises Alarm Over Looted Properties

Eludoyin Oluwanisola

Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Retired Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah, has raised alarm over stolen properties in his guest house.

The governor made the disclosure on Saturday, less than 13 days before his handover to a new governor, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Ebi Evinson.

He stated that investigations would be made to apprehend those who looted the properties in the house.

“It has come to the attention of the Office of the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State that recently, some yet to be identified persons looted property, including, a generator, electronic equipment, furniture, Air Conditioners and other sundry items in the Deputy Governor’s Guest House in Government House, Yenagoa.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Office of the Deputy Governor wishes to categorically state that he has not directed anybody to remove anything from the Deputy Governor’s Guest House.

“As a matter of fact, following the crises in Brass Local Government Area sometime last year, the Deputy Governor voluntarily offered part of the facility for use by the Chairman of Brass Local Government Council, Hon. Victor Isaiah, who is still occupying the place.

“It is also pertinent to state that Government House Security should up its game by apprehending the culprits who looted the Guest House at this last hour of the Restoration Administration,” the governor said.

He added that the unfortunate incident which occurred at the twilight of his service to Bayelsans is a calculated attempt to tarnish his good image and reputation.