Seven Policemen attached to the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Bayelsa State Government House, Mrs. Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown has been arrest over alleged involvement in the theft of N800million from the office.
The alleged theft, which occured on Wednesday night, was discovered on Thursday morning and the safe where the cash was kept reportedly vandalised.
Sources close to the office of the Deputy Chief of staff, confirmed that the office where the money was kept ,which had two entrances, was buggled.
It was gathered that the two entrances was guarded by policemen and many wondered how the bugglers had access to the cash.
It was gathered that the order for the arrest of the policemen on duty at the time of the theft, was order by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Uche Anozia.
Already, detectives from the department of the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the State Police Command is investigating the incident.
A Government House source told NAIJA LIVE TV that the theft of such huge amount was shocking to the Deputy Chief of Staff and other officials of the state Government.
Attempts to get confirmation from the officials of the State Government proved abortive as they kept mum over the incident. An official that spoke on the incident under anonimity, told our correspondent that ‘only the policemen have been arrested because they were on duty at the time of the theft.’
The Deputy Chief of Staff to the Bayelsa State Government House, Mrs. Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown ,when contacted on phone ,declines to respond to text message.
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