The Bayelsa State Government on Monday distanced itself from a suit asking the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to release N1.4 billion and $1.3million recovered from a thieving former Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha to it, with interest.
A statement signed by Governor Seriake Dickson’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said the state government was not privy to the lawsuit filed against EFCC.
The state government also explained that one Mr. George Uboh, Chief Executive of Panic Alert Security System, who was reported to have filed the matter on behalf of the state, was on his own.
“The Bayelsa State Government denies the reports and stated categorically clear that, it did not mandate any individual or firm to act on its behalf to request or institute any suit against the EFCC.
“We frowned at the reports and called on the EFCC and the general public to disregard the publications”, the statement said.