• APC, activist condemn arrest, detention of Sylva’s ex-aide

    APC, activist condemn arrest, detention of Sylva’s ex-aide

    The leadership of the Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and an activist, Doifie Buokoribo, have condemned the arrest and subsequent detention of a loyalist to former governor Timipre Sylva, Barr. Jonah Okah.

    While the APC described the arrest as a proof of the level of intimidation meted on the opposition in the state, Buokoribo, expressed serious concern over the disdain at which the state government is displaying impunity.

    The APC, in a statement issued yesterday via email and […]

  • Police nab Sylva’s ex-aide over Facebook post

    Police nab Sylva’s ex-aide over Facebook post

    The Bayelsa State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of Mr. Jonah Okah, former Speech Writer to the former Governor Timipre Sylva over alleged fictitious posts on Facebook.

    Okah, who was arrested on Wednesday, was accused of claiming to have had a conversation with the Government House Accountant, Richard Etonye, confirming the loss of $4.6m purportedly belonging to Governor Seriake Dickson.

    Confirming the arrest of Okah, who is also a lawyer, spokesman for the State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, said the arrest […]