The former governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, has debunked reports that his son committed suicide in Dubai. On Sunday,one of his sons, Oyamiefa, was murdered in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he was a student.The late Oyamiefa, 30, who was reportedly killed in the house belonging to his father in the Arab country, was said to be the only person living in the luxury apartment. The deceased was the last but one of the former governor’s children..

It was gathered that Oyamiefa was murdered by unknown gunmen who stormed his apartment on Sunday night. Impeccable family sources disclosed that his lifeless body was recovered by neighbours who promptly alerted his father.

Leadership  gathered that Oyemifa’s body had been found in a street by the police who searched him and found his identify card.Using the identification card, the police were said to have traced his home only to discover that he came from “a big family”.

It was gathered that shortly after ascertaining the background of the deceased, the policemen left but later came back to tell his family members in Dubai that Oyemifa had committed suicide.

The policemen were said to have based their claims on an autopsy they said was conducted on the body.Alameiseigha, who was said to have taken the incident heavily, was said to have rejected the policemen’s claims.

When contacted through a text message by our correspondent, the aggrieved former governor said: “He was killed in Dubai.”

He had left for Dubai immediately alongside his first son, Tonbra, to determine the circumstances that led to the death of his son. His wife was said to have cried inconsolably.
Leadership gathered that the former governor was informed about the tragic development early yesterday morning and he promptly departed for Dubai.The former governor was in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, preparing for his investiture as patron of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) on Thursday before the tragic occurrence forced him to abandon the event.

The event had been packaged to launder the image of the former governor after he received state pardon from President Goodluck Jonathan following his conviction for corruption during the Olusegun Obasanjo administration. Prior to his conviction, he had staged a dramatic escape from the UK where he was under house arrest and undergoing investigation for fraud.It was gathered that different ethnic and socio-cultural groups had been assembled for the ceremony and to persuade the former governor to seek election into the Senate in 2015. He was reported to be plotting to unseat Senator Emmanuel Paulker (Bayelsa Central).

Jonathan, who served as deputy governor during Alamieyeseigha’s administration in Bayelsa State, was reported to have promptly contacted the authorities in UAE to unmask the killers and bring them to justice.
The president, who was said to have sympathised with his former boss, assured him that he would prevail on the UAE authorities to ensure that the killers of his son were found and punished.

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