Former President, Goodluck Jonathan’s pardon of late ex-Bayelsa Governor, DSP Alamieyeseigha made the international community to turn against him during the 2015 Presidential election.
This claim was disclosed by the spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, in his upcoming book, , ‘On a Platter of Gold: How Jonathan Won and Lost Nigeria.’
Alamieyeseigha, Governor of Bayelsa state from 1999-2005, was arrested in London in 2005, over claims of money laundering.
It was then alleged that about £1 million cash found in his London home, and later another £1.8 million in cash and bank accounts.
The former governor was subsequently convicted and jailed on corruption charges in 2007.
However, the then administration of Jonathan granted him presidential pardon in March 2013.Read more