Saturday, 10 October 2015
Breakin News: former Bayelsa Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha is dead
Former Bayelsa Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha is dead.
The 62-year-old reportedly died of cardiac arrest at the University of Port Harcourt teaching Hospital, after slipping into coma two days ago and was placed on life support.
The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information, Esueme Dan-Kikili confirmed the former governor’s death to Channels Television. According to him, the death of the former governor was a great loss to the Ijaw ethnic group.
Alamieyeseigha’s death is coming days after reports that the British Government was determined to resurrect an outstanding case of money laundering against the former governor and had requested for his extradition to London, hit the media.
He was detained in London on charges of money laundering in September 2005. At the time of his arrest, Metropolitan police found about £1m in cash in his London home and a total of £1.8m in cash and bank accounts. He has been found to own real estate in London worth an alleged £10 million.
he was later granted presidential pardon by his political godson, Goodluck Jonathan when the latter was president.
Alamieyeseigha was born 16 November 1952. He would have turned 63 next month.