A former Senior Special Assistant on Media to Bayelsa State Governor Abnedgo Don-Evarada , has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
According to the EFCC, Don-Evarada was arrested on Monday in Port- Harcourt, Rivers State for offering a bribe of N10million to the EFCC’s Zonal Head in Port-Harcourt, Ishaq Salihu.
Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media & Publicity, released a statement stating 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 was arrested.”
“He is being kept in the custody of the EFCC and would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.”