Mike Odiegwu, Yenagoa

THE guest house of the Bayelsa State deputy governor, Rear Admiral John Jonah (retd), has been looted by unknown persons.

The guest house, which is located in Government House, was reportedly vandalised with valuables such as furniture and fittings removed about two weeks to the end of the present government.

Jonah, who raised the alarm in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Ebi Evinson, said he had not directed anybody to remove anything from his guest house.

The statement said: “It has come to the attention of the Office of the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State that recently, some yet-to-be identified persons looted property, including a generator, electronic equipment, furniture, air-conditioners and other sundry items in the deputy governor’s guest house in Government House, Yenagoa.

For the avoidance of doubt, the office of the deputy governor wishes to categorically state that it has not directed anybody to remove anything from the deputy governor’s guest house.

“As a matter of fact, following the crises in Brass Local Government Area sometime last year, the deputy governor voluntarily offered part of the facility for use by the chairman of Brass local government council, Victor Isaiah, who is still occupying the place. It is also pertinent to state that Government House security should up its game by apprehending the culprits who looted the guest house at this last hour of the Restoration Administration.

“Finally, we also wish to state that for this unfortunate incident to occur at the twilight of his service to Bayelsans, is a calculated attempt to tarnish the good image and reputation of the deputy governor, Retired Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah, which he has painstakingly laboured to maintain while in office.”

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