ToMike Odiegwu, Yenagoa
- Policemen, civil defence operatives detained
- Only N3.5m was stolen, say police, govt
The sum N40million has been allegedly stolen from the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Bayelsa State government, Mrs. Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown.
It was gathered that about seven policemen and operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) had been arrested and detained at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the state police command.
The office of the Deputy Chief of Staff is located within the Governor’s Office, which is the last floor with an exclusive staircase and heavy security devices.
Sources in the office said workers were shocked when they resumed at the Governor’s Office on Thursday morning to discover that the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff was burgled.
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It was gathered that the safe where the money was kept was vandalised with all the money carted away.