Politics Ex-Convict Alamieyeseigha’s Loot: Bayelsa Discontinues Suit Against EFCC - Sahara Reporters

The Bayelsa State government has discontinued its lawsuit against the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) and its Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, before a federal high Court in Abuja. A lawyer, Anthony Agbonlahor, had filed the suit on behalf of the Bayelsa State government had urged the court to make certain pronouncement on the funds recovered from the former Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.

The lawyer had asked the court to hold that the failure of the EFCC to remit the complete funds recovered from Alamieyesiegha after he was investigated and prosecuted and “subsequently trading with the funds by way of funds placement/fixed deposits was an act of corruption and an economic crime contrary to sections 6 and 7 of the EFCC (Establishment) Act, 2004. and to repay the monies with the interest. But in its reaction to the suit, Bayelsa State government placed several public service announcements to distance itself from the action and urged the general public to disregard the lawsuit as same was not authorized by the state government.

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Source: Sahara Reporters


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