Bayelsa State official collecting 300 workers’ salaries monthly nabbed

The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, has revealed that Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has ordered the arrest of an official of a local government for collecting the salaries of 300 persons every month. Mr Iworiso-Markson made the revelation on Monday during the commencement of a town hall meeting on civil service reforms in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.

The commissioner, who did not give the name of the errant official, hinted that the suspect is an Account Officer in a council in Bayelsa Central Senatorial District of the state. Iworiso-Markson, who said the suspect was unmasked during staff verification in the LGA, noted that cumulatively the fraudulent officer was illicitly earning hundreds of millions of naira per annum