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EFCC grills Dickson over ‘abuse of office, corruption’

The immediate former Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson, has been released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja after being quizzed for several hours over alleged corruption during his time as the governor of the south-south state.

Dickson is currently serving in the upper chamber as senator representing Bayesla West in the 9th National Assembly. He was being interrogated over corruption allegations levelled against him by a Non-Governmental Organisation.

Dickson went to the headquarters of the anti-graft agency following an invite. It was gathered that he arrived the commission’s head office at about 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

According to reliable sources, the governor of Bayelsa State between 2012 and 2020, was said to be answering questions over allegations bordering on “abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds during his eight-year rule”.

The sources further disclosed that the allegations are also related to issues of assets declaration and misapplication of intervention funds and other assets belonging to the Bayelsa State government.

Confirming the invitation in a statement, Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson of the EFCC said he was still in their custody as of the time around 6 pm Tuesday.

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