Dec 9, 2021

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EFCC vs Former Bayelsa Governor Dickson: Court Gives Verdict on Assets Declaration Case

  • The EFCC has been prevented from prosecuting Seriake Dickson, the former governor of Bayelsa, for alleged corruption
  • A federal court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state , issued the order, stating that Dickson met all of the CCB’s constitutional requirements in the property declaration
  • The former Bayelsa governor and senator representing Bayelsa West previously had the Corruption allegations against him were frivolous

Yenagoa, Bayelsa state – A federal court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state has an order An injunction preventing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from prosecuting Seriake Dickson, the former Bayelsa governor.

The Anti-Transplant Agency had previously examined the senator who represents Bayelsa West away en alleged corruption and abuse of office.

He was accused of tri with N1. mistreated llion while he was governor of Bayelsa.

However, Dickson denied the allegations, saying the petition brought against him to the commission was “frivolous “.

He stated:

” For the avoidance of doubt, I would like to say that my family investment, Seriake Dickson Trust Incorporated, was made between 1996 and 2012 before I became governor.

“These investments were financed through loans and advances and repaid through salaries, allowances, savings and other things. One of them is still mortgaged and I have made these documents available to the EFCC. ”

Court delivers judgment

In a judgment, Isah Dashien, Der Richter, who held the assets acquired with loans, was declared with the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) reported The Cable .

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“As a result, the EFCC violated the legal requirement to initiate investigations into assets that had been reported to the competent body, the CCB, over the years and for which the CCB issued audit certificates. “

The court upheld an earlier ruling by the German Federal Supreme Court, which found that Senator Dickson complied with all constitutional requirements of the CCB in the declaration of assets, Channels TV also stated.

EFCC puts Governor Obiano on watchlist

In other news, the EFCC has put Willie Obiano, Governor of Anambra, on his list Watchl is.

According to a letter dated November 15th addressed to the General Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), the Commission asked to be informed when Obiano is trying to travel out of the country.

It is not clear why the EFCC put Obiano on their watch list.