Authorities of the Department of Security Service (DSS) have invited an aide to the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Morris Saunuku and two others over alleged impersonation and diversion of the sum of N4.6 million paid the Adiegbe community of Ekeremor Local Government Area by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company(NAOC).
The DSS invitation, Niger Delta Herald gathered, was extended after Morris Saunuku, who was identified as a legal practitioner and aide to Governor Douye Diri, was accused of triggering tension and instigating crisis within the Ekeremor Community over alleged issue of stolen Agip money.
Sources within the Adiegbe community, confirmed to Niger Delta Herald that Morris Asanaku, who they accused of impersonating the Paramount Ruler of the Community, His Royal Highness Benedict Thompson, in connivance with one Godbless Berekpebede who was alleged to have impersonated the Adiegbe Community Youth President and one Rose Saunuku who is also alleged to have impersonated the Woman Leader of the community, collected the money and disappear into the thin air.
Morris Saunuku, who is said to have gone into hiding, has already been petitioned before the State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo over alleged involvement in the threat to the life of the Paramount Ruler and other traditional heads of the community.
In the petition before the State Deputy Governor, dated 17th of June, 2021, Saunuku was accused of threatening to attack the Paramount Ruler, Elders and youths of the community.
A member of the Adiegbe Community Council, who pleaded anonymity, said though the petition by the community is before the DSS, the State Commissioner of Police and the State Government, the community has written to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) to stop further payment until a meeting is held between the authentic traditional institution of Adiegbe Community and the oil multinational.