The Department of State Services (DSS) has invited Mr Morris Asanaku, an aide to the Bayelsa State Governor and two others over alleged impersonation and diversion of the sum of N4.6 million paid to the Adiegbe neighborhood of Ekeremor Local Government Area by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC).
Morris Asanaku is a authorized practitioner and aide to Governor Douye Diri.
Sources in the neighborhood alleged that Asanaku had impersonated the Paramount Ruler of the Adiegbe Community, Benedict Thompson, in connivance with one Godbless Berekpebede, who was alleged to have impersonated the Adiegbe Community Youth President.
Also, one Rose Asanaku was alleged to have impersonated the Woman Leader of the neighborhood, collected the cash and disappeared into skinny air.
There are additionally complaints about Asanaku, who has since gone into hiding, in a petition to the State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo for allegedly threatening the lifetime of the paramount ruler and different conventional heads of the neighborhood.
One of the sources in the neighborhood informed SaharaReporters, “Based on our petition to the DSS, the people involved (in the alleged impersonation and diversion of funds) have been called for questioning.”
In the petition earlier than the state deputy governor, dated June 17, 2021, Asanaku was accused of threatening to assault the paramount ruler, elders and youths of the neighborhood.
A member of the Adiegbe Community Council, who spoke to SaharaReporters on situation of anonymity, mentioned although the petition by the neighborhood is earlier than the DSS, the State Commissioner of Police and the state authorities, the neighborhood has additionally written to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NOAC) to cease additional fee till a gathering is held between the genuine conventional establishment of Adiegbe Community and the oil multinational.