Jonathan pardons ex-convicts, Alamieyeisegha, Bulama, others

Former Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha

The men will no longer be referred to as ex-convicts.

As exclusively reported by PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday morning, the Council of States headed by President Goodluck Jonathan, Tuesday afternoon, granted state pardon to his former boss and ex-Bayelsa State Governor, Diepreiye Alamieyeisegha.

The former governor, who was convicted for embezzling state funds while he was Bayelsa Governor, was pardoned alongside another convict and former head of the Bank of the North, Shettima Bulama.

Mr. Bulama, like Mr. Alamieyeisegha was investigated and later prosecuted for corruption by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Sources at the meeting say the Council meeting, attended by three former heads of states and some state governors also granted state pardon to some of those convicted for coup plotting by the Sani Abacha administration.

More details later…


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  • Mamman Bako

    Shameful, turning back the hands of the clock on the fight against corruption Nigeria’s single and greatest adversary. Another sad day for Nigeria.

  • NigerianinDiaspora

    Just cannot imagine how the Metropolitan Police and Nuhu Ribadu would feel about this after all they did to help Nigeria clean up corruption — the country is just one huge joke!

  • NigerianinDiaspora

    This pardon is just as comical as having a so-called Governor-General of Ijaw nation dressing up like a woman to avoid law enforcement officers in London

  • . ACTION MAN

    Their new titles should be “FORMER EX-CONVICTS”. Premium Times please note. This is the goodluck of a big thief in Nigeria and badluck to the petty theives.

  • . ACTION MAN

    Watch out! ALAMSGATE FOR SENATOR!

  • Dan maikoko

    Anybody who expects less than this shameful pardon from this corrupt president needs to have his head examined. Consolation to all those who care about Nigeria is that Alams is still a wanted man worldwide and that if president or governor or senator Alams gets his hands on any treasury he will have to spend his loot in prison Nigeria.

  • angryniger

    yeah, Almesiaghe for Ministerial appointment, WATCH THIS SPACE. DOES ANYONE NEED PROOF, THAT JONATHAN IS A 419NER, BT THE WAY MADAM LAZARUS PATIENCE WAS ON A BRITISH AIRWAYS WITH HER ENTOURAGE, INCLUDING BOLA SHAGAYA TO LONDON ON SUNDAY 10TH MARCH

  • adetola

    this is a disaster for a country, Nigeria, I love so much.

  • activist

    The sad thing is that d confused man is pardoning looters who killed several innocent Nigerians knowingly or unknowingly in the process, how about those that were accused of killing one person( Al mustapha nd co)? If he is doing this to win the hearts of the angry notherners, he better think twice.

  • This has clearly shown that GEJ is a very deeply corrupt President. It has clearly shown that he was put in that position to protect both himself and all his corrupt friends and Godfathers. Why did Bode Gearge not pardoned also? I smell Obasanjo,s hand in this nonesence.All these nonesence will end in 2015. We will work very hard and vote this man called Jonathan out. Its becoming a disgrace.I am so angry right now.

  • joor

    i sorry sorry o, i sorry sorry for Nigeria.
    Jonathan ride on but God is still on the throne.