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Nigeria’s Secret Police, DSS Invites Bayelsa Governor’s Aide, Two Others Over Alleged Impersonation, Funds Diversion

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The Division of State Providers (DSS) has invited Mr Morris Asanaku, an aide to the Bayelsa State Governor and two others over alleged impersonation and diversion of the sum of N4.6 million paid to the Adiegbe neighborhood of Ekeremor Native Authorities Space by the Nigerian Agip Oil Firm (NAOC).

Morris Asanaku is a authorized practitioner and aide to Governor Douye Diri.



Sources in the neighborhood alleged that Asanaku had impersonated the Paramount Ruler of the Adiegbe Neighborhood, Benedict Thompson, in connivance with one Godbless Berekpebede, who was alleged to have impersonated the Adiegbe Neighborhood Youth President.

Additionally, one Rose Asanaku was alleged to have impersonated the Lady Chief of the neighborhood, collected the cash and disappeared into skinny air.

There are additionally complaints about Asanaku, who has since gone into hiding, in a petition to the State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo for allegedly threatening the lifetime of the paramount ruler and different conventional heads of the neighborhood.

One of many sources in the neighborhood informed SaharaReporters, “Based mostly on our petition to the DSS, the individuals concerned (within the alleged impersonation and diversion of funds) have been known as for questioning.”

Within the petition earlier than the state deputy governor, dated June 17, 2021, Asanaku was accused of threatening to assault the paramount ruler, elders and youths of the neighborhood.

A member of the Adiegbe Neighborhood Council, who spoke to SaharaReporters on situation of anonymity, stated although the petition by the neighborhood is earlier than the DSS, the State Commissioner of Police and the state authorities, the neighborhood has additionally written to the Nigerian Agip Oil Firm (NOAC) to cease additional fee till a gathering is held between the genuine conventional establishment of Adiegbe Neighborhood and the oil multinational.

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