Information reaching our sources in Yenagoa has it that a member of the Bayelsa state House of Assembly representing Ekeremor Constituency two and candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) for the State Western Senatorial district, Hon. Ayakpo Wilson Dauyegha has accused former governor and incumbent Senator representing Bayelsa West Senatorial district, Henry Seriake Dickson, as having been arrested and detained at the Borokiri Police station sometime between 1989 over his involvement in the theft of N3,500 at the then famous Wizzy Wazz Gamble Spot in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.
National Wire sources quoted Hon.
Ayakpo to have disclosed this to Newsmen in a press release.
National Wire also learnt that Ayakpo Wilson Dauyegha is also the incumbent Deputy Minority Leader of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly.
He alleged that there were reports that when Senator Dickson was a Police officer attached as security aide to Wizzy Wazz, a socialite and owner of the gambling joint, when the money got missing under Dickson’s watch as he was the security on duty.
The APC Senatorial standard bearer also alleged that upon the accusations against Dickson, then as a police officer, he was subsequently whisked away as the prime suspect, detained and interrogated for weeks at the Borokiri Police Station before he was later released on bail by the late Chief Pere Ajuwa of blessed memory.
The Ekeremor-born Assembly man, further alleged that the Senator Dickson’s resignation from the Nigeria Police Force to pursue a career in law at the then Rivers State University of Science and Technology(RUST) now Rivers state University (RSU) as he could not stand the shame of being adduced as a criminal police officer was not unconnected to his alleged involvement in the theft of the said money.
Meanwhile, a viral video of Senator Dickson destroying a high court in session in Yenagoa, while he served as Governor has resurfaced.
Dickson was seen in the video threatening the presiding judge to close shop as he is not going to rule on the case on the illegitimacy of the PDP Senatorial Primary for the Bayelsa West District in 2015, which was alleged to have been rigged by Dickson in favour of his preferred candidate.
Everyone had scampered for safety as Dickson stormed the high court along Captain Amangala Road in Yenagoa, with armed thugs who beat up the presiding judge and other lawyers in court to stupour for daring to attend to a case against him and his party, the PDP.
Ayakpo questions what moral right does Dickson have to drag him to court over frivolities when it was this same Dickson that destroyed a court in session with his thugs while as sitting governor?
It will be recalled that the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) had issued a press statement condemning Dickson’s assault on the court and judge and it had promised to revisit the matter when Dickson’s immunity as a sitting governor elapsed in 2020.
In same vein, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Bayelsa West Senatorial District, Hon.Wilson Ayakpo Dauyegha, popularly called (WAD) for (shorts) has challenged Dickson who is now the incumbent Senator of the district to produce his certificates and display them for public scrutiny.
He opined that Dickson’s certificates are fraught with irregularities and that was why he is using the courts as a smokescreen to intimidate opponents to cover his own inadequacies.
The APC Senatorial hopeful declared that he is ever ready to show case his credentials to the public and called on Dickson to tender his own credentials as well as he is ready to pay an impartial third party to attest to the authenticity of his certificates while calling on Dickson to do same and accept the public challenge as a matter of principle and integrity.
This was even as he maintained that Dickson is inelectable due to his alleged criminal past over the theft of N3500 at the Wizzy Wazz Gamble Joint in Point Harcourt in 1989 while still serving in the Nigeria police.
The serving Assembly member alleged that coupled with Dickson’s dubious character, fraudulent acquisition of wealth and financial malfeasance within his eight years as Governor of Bayelsa State, the people of the district shall reject him at the polls.
He said: “If Dickson is not careful, I shall expose him. Let Dickson tell Bayelsans how he acquired the assets in custody of a lady in Texas and his foreign accounts and cash stashed in a warehouse.
“When the chips are down, I shall expose Dickson more on where he has stashed his loot that he is running from pillar to post now seeking where to launder his billions with the new naira redesign policy of the CBN. Dickson is doomed”
“Ekeremor people are not Dickson’s slaves that he can use his money to hoodwink and curry votes just because he thinks we are fools that can’t stand his stolen wealth?
“This time around Ekeremor people have resolved to withstand Dickson and his stolen wealth which is our money. How can a man who doesn’t obey court orders, and who used thugs to beat up a presiding Judge and scatter the courts now wants his people to re-elect him as Senator? God forbid! That won’t happen! We are wiser now”.
The APC candidate berated Dickson for tagging himself as leader of the Ijaw nation when the likes of Pa E.K. Clark are still alive and active, he described him as a greedy and power drunk one who does not have regard for existing zoning agreement for Ekeremor to produce the next Senator as Sagbama has had her fair share of two consecutive terms.
Ayakpo added that: “You will recall that both LGAs have agreed to rotate the senate slot between Sagbama and Ekeremor every two terms of eight years.
“Senator Brambaifa of Sagbama, and Senator Heineken Lokpobiri of Ekeremor both had consecutive two terms of eight years.
“Now Senator Dickson has completed the tenure for Sagbama for another two terms of eight years and he is still bent on breaking the jinx of a third tenure in breach of the agreement between both sister LGAs now that it’s the turn of Ekeremor to occupy the senate slot.
“This false move by Dickson, shall be cut short as the people of the constituency are hell bent on rejecting Dickson at the polls come February 26th 2023.
“Dickson is a shameless man. He cannot be trusted. He doesn’t abide by stakeholders agreement to rotate the zoning in the district. He is a fraudster and for these reasons, the people of Sagbama and Ekeremor have resolved to reject him at the polls”.