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Thursday, 1 June 2017

NDDC SCAM: Over 1,000 Bayelsa youths back EFCC, want Former Nigerian President's Aide imprisoned

More than 1,000 adolescents seniors on Tuesday rioted in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, to bolster the current capture and indictment of a previous top authority of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), George Turnah. 

The beset lawful expert was claimed by the young people to have deceitfully improved ‎himself while he filled in as Special Adviser to two Managing Directors/Chief Executive Officers of the NDDC in the vicinity of 2012 and 2015. 

The adolescents who conveyed bulletins with different engravings praised the Economic and Financial Crimes ‎(EFCC) for his capture. 

The gatherings regretted that they were stunned to hear the disclosure of how he scammed them amid the period. 

‎According to them, the excruciating some portion of the whole adventure was the Niger Delta Volunteer Program which was intended to engage 2,000 young people of the area for a long time with a month to month stipend of one hundred and fifty thousand naira however he purportedly pay them seventy thousand naira. 

They blamed previous President Goodluck Jonathan‎ for giving Turnah the daringness to work in an organization as touchy as the NDDC without being checkmated, prompting his inclusion in the amazing extortion. 

Their challenge was going ahead the heels of a comparable allegation leveled against Jonathan by ‎Chief Perekeme Richard Kpodoh, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and previous security guide to the Bayelsa State Government. 

Kpodoh who was likewise some portion of the dissent had a weekend ago, satirized the individuals who were celebrating what he portrayed as six squandered years‎ of the Jonathan administration, saying it is annoying and resembles obliviousness. 

The APC pioneer had kept up that Jonathan neglected to pull in significant venture to the locale yet viewed with fervor as his helpers, basically from Bayelsa fussed the country's republic through questionable and apparition ventures. 

One of the pioneer of the nonconformists, Harold Zoukumor while tending to the Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Amba Asuqo said as concern indigenes of the locale they are totally in solidarity with the EFCC for equity to win in the matter. 

He said " We have seen and perused in the media, the current capture and detainment of Mr. George Turnah. It is our craving that all said stores recouped from him be come back to the young people of the locale for further improvement of their ability and in addition upgrade the expectation for everyday comforts of the general population. 

"His activity was a reasonable instance of misrepresentation which has devastated the common individuals particularly the young people more‎. So we demand that the plunder must be come back to either the NDDC or any office to be dispensed to the young people since it is our cash and we offer to you to utilize your great office to work in accordance with our demand." 

In his reaction, the Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police ‎thanked them for the serene way they behaved and guaranteed them that their letter will get to the perfect place. 

Turnah is presently standing trial before Justice Ibrahim Watilat of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on a 12-number charge verging on getting by misrepresentation, illegal tax avoidance and manhandle of office.

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