Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested Abnedgo Don-Evarada, a former senior special assistant to Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson, for offering a N10million bribe to an official of the agency, Ishaq Salihu.
Reports said Don-Evarada was arrested on Monday in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state, for trying to bribe Salihu, EFCC’s zonal head in the state.
According to a statement by EFCC, Don-Evarada ran into trouble when he approached Salihu over a case involving Apere Embelakpo, senior special assistant to the Bayelsa state governor on millennium development goals, and his wife, Fiene Beauty.
Embelakpo is being investigated for alleged diversion of N800m, being funds meant for the Millennium Development Goals, MDG, while his wife is being investigated for alleged money laundering, forgery and suspicious transactions to the tune of N200m.
The statement read:
“Don-Evarada offered the bribe ostensibly to compromise the EFCC investigation but his overture was turned down and [he] was arrested”
“He is being kept in the custody of the EFCC and would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.”