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DSS arrests Bayelsa blogger over inciting comments against Buhari

A popular blogger in Bayelsa State Bodmas Kemepade is now a guest of the Department of State Security Service (DSS)  over a seditious post on his Social media handle.

In the alleged post he was said to have made some disparaging comments on the President Mohammadu Buhari.

A source told our correspondent that he was arrested in Yenagoa yesterday.

Bodmas who is a member of the Bayelsa State New Media  team  allegedly posted a video casting aspersions on the President.

Meanwhile ,the state government said Bodmas did not do the alleged post in his official capacity.

A statement by the Director New Media to the governor Kola Oredipe said  he has no such mandate to speak for the government.

The statement titled .

“Kemepadei Spoke As A Private Citizen – Bayelsa Govt”

Said “Our attention has been drawn to the arrest of Mr. Bodmas Kemepadei by the Department of State Services (DSS) over alleged inciting posts on the social media against President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Let it be clear that Kemepadei lacks the authority to speak directly for His Excellency, Senator Douye Diri, Governor of Bayelsa State.

“Kemepadei, a known blogger, film editor and online reporter, was appointed into the Bayelsa State Government New Media Team as a Special Assistant on New Media and works under the direct supervision of the Director, New Media, who co-ordinates all government new media activities.

“He was, therefore, neither speaking on behalf of the Governor nor the state government in his video that went viral.

“Kemepadei, in the said video and other posts, must have obviously spoken as a private citizen and not as a government official because the Governor could never have authorised such comments.”

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