A United States-based group, the Ijaw
Heritage and Cultural Club, IHCC, has asserted that the federal
government should be held responsible for the death of a former governor
of Bayelsa State, Chief Dieprieye Alamaeyiesiegha over its alleged role
in instigating the British authorities to issue an extradition notice.
group, in a statement signed on its behalf by Prof. Julius Eteli
stressed that the recent extradition notice purportedly issued by
Britain on the former governor aggravated his health condition that
resulted in his eventual death.
expressing shock by news of the sudden death of Alamaeyesiegha and
regretting the circumstances surrounding it, the group noted that
Alamayiesiegha’s death was curious, considering that he regularly
received medical treatment abroad.
revealed that the former Governor General of the Ijaw nation had
actually returned from such medical trips in Dubai believed to have been
facilitated by the Bayelsa State Government.
The statement reads in part, “From available reports, the Bayelsa State Government has always been of assistance to him, taking care of his medical bills and upkeep. The
question is, how can a man who had just returned from Dubai having been
attended to by experts die so suddenly?
“Clearly, it must have
been the report of his extradition to the UK that must have triggered
his health condition for the worse and the sudden death,” Eteli