BREAKING: EFCC quizzes ex-Bayelsa Governor Dickson, maybe detained

 

Former Bayelsa Governor and Senator representing Bayelsa West, Senator Seriake Dickson is currently being quizzed by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to a source, Dickson presented himself to the EFCC following an invitation by the agency.

The source said the ex-Governor was grilled over allegations bordering on abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds during his eight-year administration in Bayelsa State between 2012 and 2020.

The source said: “The former governor who arrived the headquarters of the EFCC in Jabi, Abuja at about 11am was questioned by a team of operatives investigating the allegations against him.

“Though the details of the allegations against the governor were sketchy as of press time, the allegations relate to issues of assets declaration and misapplication of intervention funds and other assets belonging to the Bayelsa State government.

The Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the invitation of the former Governor.

It’s unclear if Dickson will be allowed to go home as he has been with the anti-graft agency since 11am today.

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