Jonah Okah, a loyalist of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate Timipre Sylva, was arrested in Bayelsa State on Wednesday on the orders of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, according to sources speaking to newsmen.
Mr. Okah was found to be commenting on the social media platforms regarding the arrest of Richie Etonye, Chief Accountant of the Bayelsa State government, on issues bordering on money laundering. He also criticized Mr. Dickson resulting later in his arrest.
Confirming his arrest, Doifie Buokoribo, Mr. Sylva’s media adviser, said Mr. Okah sent him a text that read, “I have just been picked up by the police from the office of the Commissioner of Police from the Bayelsa State Command on the order suspected to be from the Bayelsa State Government. I’m being taken to SCID led by one SP Ani.”
When contacted, Asinim Butswat, Bayelsa State Police Command spokesman, said he was not aware of the development but he would look into it.