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Alleged N3bn Agric loan diversion: Court orders arrest of ‘whistle blower’




A Excessive Court docket in Bayelsa on Monday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a former Normal Supervisor of Radio Bayelsa, Mr. John Idumange, who raised an alarm over alleged diversion of N3 billion agric mortgage by authorities officers below the present administration of Governor Douye Diri.

Justice Iniekenimi Uzakah issued the warrant following an oral utility by state prosecuting counsel, E.S. Obed, famous that Idumange has been absent from court docket to defend expenses towards him.

The protection counsel, Ebikebuna Aluzu, had informed the court docket that the defendant had an accident on his technique to court docket however the choose insisted that the defendant have to be produced in court docket and adjourned until July 26.

DAILY POST gathered that the Legal professional-Normal and Commissioner of Justice in Bayelsa, Biriyai Sambo, SAN, sued Idumange for misdemeanor and seditious publications towards authorities officers, who Idumange accused of diverting the mortgage sum of N3 billion.

It might even be recalled {that a} Magistrates’ Court docket had on March 11 in Yenagoa, the state capital, ordered Idumange’s detention for 30 days pending police investigation.

Idumange, who alleged that officers of the Bayelsa authorities diverted a N3 billion Agric mortgage, was arrested on March 10 and charged to court docket the following day.

Some officers of the state authorities had earlier reported to the police that Idumange had made seditious publications that maligned their individuals in his claims.

Nevertheless, a State Excessive court docket, Sagbama division, granted bail to Idumange, who was additionally a former aide on Analysis and Documentation and later Social Media to former Gov. Seriake Dickson.

DAILY POST gathered that Idumange, had a couple of weeks in the past raised an alarm on his Fb timeline that some individuals are planning to poison and kill him in detention if arrested.

The case earlier assigned to Justice Ebiyerin Omukoro was reassigned to Justice Uzakah.

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