On 11 August, Sahara Reporters published a report saying that assets belonging to Bayelsa State have got its former governor, Seriake Dickson into trouble with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).  The former governor of the state between 2012 and 2020 currently represents Bayelsa West as a senator in the National Assembly.  His assets are suspected to includes 6 properties, estimated at £4,179,000 and not fully disclosed to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in his asset declaration forms.  He is also suspected to have interests in 2 foreign companies, similarly under questionable circumstances.  He is accused by the All Progressives Congress (APC) of embezzling funds received from donors after the 2012 flood that devastated the State and diverted money from the Bayelsa State Government to fund his 2019 re-election campaign for governor.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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