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Ijaw Youths Blame FG, Britain For Alamieyeseigha’s Death

The umbrella body of Ijaw youths, Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide (IYC), has expressed anger over the death of former governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, placing the blame on the doorsteps of the Federal Government and British authorities.

The IYC, which stated this at a news conference yesterday in Yenagoa, through its President, Mr. Udengs Eradiri after rising from an emergency meeting, said the IYC resolved that the Federal Government and the government of the United Kingdom should be held responsible for the complicity in Alamieyeseigha’s death.

IYC saw government’s planned extradition of Alamieyeseigha to the United Kingdom for a renewed trial after 10 years that he was tried, jailed and pardoned, worsened his ailment which allegedly led to his eventual death on October 10.

Eradiri, who stressed that Alamieyeseigha was not jailed because of corruption, claimed that Alamieyeseigha, fondly called the ‘Governor-General of the Ijaw nation’, while he was alive, was jailed for his stand on resource control and fiscal federalism.

He also condemned activities of oil bunkering in the region. He said it was a criminal act which is hazardous to the economy, injurious to the people and the ecosystem.

The Sun.

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