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EFCC arrests Dickson’s ex-aide over alleged N10 million bribe


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested a former aide to governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State for allegedly attempting to bribe an official of the commission to the tune of N10 million.

The official, Abednego Don-Evarada, who is currently in EFCC custody, was a former Senior Special Assistant on Media to the governor.

He was arrested on Monday in Port- Harcourt, Rivers State for offering a bribe of N10 million to the EFCC’s Zonal Head in Port- Harcourt, Mr. Ishaq Salihu.

Commission’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said in a statement last night that 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, Fiene 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. Don-Evarada offered the bribe ostensibly to compromise the EFCC investigation but his overture was turned down and he was arrested.”

“He is being kept in the custody of the EFCC and would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded,” he said.

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