A Niger Delta right activist, Annkio Briggs, said yesterday in Port Harcourt that former governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, died as a result of psychological torture and emotional stress he was subjected to ‘‘following recent move by the British government to extradite him back to London to face corruption charges’’.
Ms. Briggs, who spoke to Daily Trust in Port Harcourt, said the death of the former Bayelsa governor was caused by the APC led government.
“The death of Alamieyeseigha was an orchestrated torture unleashed on him by the APC led federal government. He was away in Dubia for his routine medical checks until the recent move by the British government at the instance of APC government to extradite him. There were plans to arrest him in Dubai, so he hurriedly returned to Nigeria. As soon as he came back, he was hounded by agencies of the federal government until he became ill,” she said.
“The federal government is gradually killing Ijaw people through orchestrated psychological torture. They have succeeded in killing Alamieyeseigha and they are presently hounding Diezani, but they will not succeed. There are so many Nigerians that are corrupt; there are so many of them that have looted this nation dry and they are walking the streets free without any harassment. Alamieyeseigha was granted pardon by the federal government having lost almost all his property, yet they connived with British government to extradite him over an issue that has been settled,” she added.
The right activist said the Ijaw group will not fold its hands and watch its people hounded to death.
She warned the federal government against sending any condolence message to the deceased family, as such will be rejected.