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Former Bayelsa State Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha is Dead



Former Bayelsa State Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, is dead.

He reportedly slipped into a coma two days ago and was placed on life support. He died of cardiac arrest at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, on Saturday.

It will be recalled that the British Government had earlier in the week, requested for his extradition to London, over an outstanding case of money laundering against him.

He was born on November 16, 1952 in Amassoma, Ogboin North Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

He attended the Bishop Dimeari Grammar School, Yenagoa. He joined the Nigerian Defence Academy as a Cadet Officer in 1974, then joined the Nigerian Air Force, where he served in the department of Logistics and Supply.

He held various air force positions in Enugu, Markurdi, Kaduna and Ikeja. Alamieyeseigha retired from the air force in 1992 as a Squadron Leader.
After leaving the air force he became the Sole Administrator of Pabod Supplies Port Harcourt. Later he became Head of Budget, Planning, Research and Development of the National Fertiliser Company (NAFCON).

Diepreye Alamieyeseigha was impeached on allegations of corruption on 9 December 2005.

He was 63 years old.

Source: Vanguard