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Three policemen arrested over N3.5m theft from Bayelsa govt house



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Three Police officers and four personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence (NSCDC) have been arrested for alleged theft of N3.5 million in Bayelsa.

A statement issued on Friday by the spokesman of the state police command, Asinim Butswat, a Superintendent of Police, said the theft happened after the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Yenagoa was burgled on Thursday.

Butswat said that a maintenance officer on guard duty was also arrested and an investigation was ongoing.

He said, “On 5th December, 2019, at 0850 hours, the command received a report of burglary and stealing in the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Yenagoa.

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“It was reported that the main entrance door to the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff was broken and the safe inside the office was destroyed.

“The crime scene was visited by policemen and it was further revealed that the sum of Three Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira was stolen.

“Three policemen, four personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and one maintenance staff on guard duty at the Governor’s office were arrested and are being interrogated at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Yenagoa.”

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