At least N40million has been stolen from the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Bayelsa State Government House, Yenagoa, Mrs Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown.
Theportcitynews gathered that about seven policemen and operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) had been arrested and detained at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the state police command.
The alleged theft, which reportedly occurred on Wednesday night, was discovered on Thursday morning with the safe where the cash was kept reportedly vandalised.
Office of the Deputy Chief of staff confirmed that the office where the money was kept, which had two entrances, was burgled and the said amount stolen.
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Government House sources said the two entrances to the safe were guarded by policemen and many wondered how the burglars had access to the cash.
They explained that there was no way the safe would have been tampered with without the knowledge of the security officers in charge.
It was also gathered that the order for the arrest of the policemen on duty at the time of the theft, was given by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Uche Anozia.
Already, detectives from the Department of the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the State Police Command are investigating the incident.