Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha Is Dead, 9 Facts You Need To Know About The Politician

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at 08:18 AM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, born on 16 November in Amassoma, Ogboin North Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, was governor of Bayelsa State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 9 December 2005 under the unbrella of People Democratic Party, PDP .

Alamieyeseigha 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. He 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.
Diepreye Alamieyeseigha was once detained in London on charges of money laundering in September 2005. At the time of his arrest, Metropolitan police found about one million pounce in cash in his London home. Later they found a total of 1.8m ($3.2m) in cash and bank accounts. He jumped bail in December 2005 from the United Kingdom by allegedly disguising himself as a woman, which he denied this claim.
On July 26, 2007, Alamieyeseigha pleaded guilty before a Nigerian court to six charges and was sentenced to two years in prison; however, because the sentences were set to run concurrently and the time was counted from the point of his arrest nearly two years before the sentences, his actual sentence was relatively short. Many of his assets were ordered to be forfeited to the Bayelsa state government. According to Alamieyeseigha, he only pled guilty due to his age and would have fought the charges had he been younger. On July 27, just hours after being taken to prison, he was released due to time already served.
In December 2009, the federal government hired a British law firm to help dispose of four expensive properties acquired by Alamieyeseigha in London. Alamieyeseigha had bought one of these properties for £1,750,000.00 in July 2003, paying in cash and used it as his London residence, and as the registered office of Solomon and Peters Inc.
On June 28, 2012, the United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) announced that it had executed an asset forfeiture order on $401,931 in a Massachusetts brokerage fund, traceable to Alamieyeseigha. US prosecutors filed court papers in April 2011 targeting the Massachusetts brokerage fund and a $600,000 Maryland home, which they alleged were the proceeds of corruption. A motion for default judgement and civil forfeiture was granted by a Massachusetts federal district judge in early June 2012. The forfeiture order was the first to be made under the DoJ’s fledgling Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative.
On 12 March 2013, Alamieyeseigha was pardoned by President Goodluck Jonathan, but his pardoning was criticised by many.
Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha, DSP, on the 10th of October, 2015, he reportedly died following a sudden cardiac arrest at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, after he was said to have slipped into a coma two days ago.

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1. Diepreye Alamieyeseigha was born on November 16, 1952 in Ama$$oma, Ogboin North local government area of Bayelsa state.

2. He was popularly known as “Governor-General of Ijaw Nation”.

3. He attended the Bishop Dimeari Grammar School in 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.

4. He held various air force positions in Enugu, Markurdi, Kaduna and Ikeja. Alamieyeseigha retired from the air force in 1992 as a Squadron Leader.

5. Alamieyeseigha was elected governor of Bayelsa state in May 1999 as a member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. He was re-elected in 2003.

6. Alamieyeseigha was detained in London, the UK, on charges of money laundering in September 2005. At the time of his arrest, Metropolitan police found about £1m in cash in his London home. Later they found a total of £1.8m in cash and bank accounts. He has been found to own real estate in London worth an alleged £10 million

7. He jumped bail in December 2005 from the UK by allegedly disguising himself as a woman, though Alamieyeseigha denied this claim.

8. On July 26, 2007, Alamieyeseigha pleaded guilty before a Nigerian court and was sentenced to two years in prison. However, because the sentences were set to run concurrently and the time was counted from the point of his arrest nearly two years before the sentences, his actual sentence was relatively short and on July 27 he was released.

9. On 12 March 2013, Alamieyeseigha was pardoned by President Goodluck Jonathan.

10.  He was expected to lead the re-election campaign of Governor Seriake d*ckson ahead of the December 5 governorship election in Bayelsa state.
Machealex at 08:37 AM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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To cut it short he died in act of being greedy 
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Nathaurus at 08:38 AM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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Oya...carry the loot go yonda na..RIP sha if na true!
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Zadok1 at 08:56 AM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: Machealex on 08:37 AM, 11 Oct 15
To cut it short he died in act of being greedy 
Hausa Fulani has Killed him
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Abubu86 at 08:59 AM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: Machealex on 08:37 AM, 11 Oct 15
To cut it short he died in act of being greedy 
exactly
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osilamastephen at 09:12 AM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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Buhari and David Cameron killed him with cardiac arrest...why threaten old people with extradition?
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Oways at 09:42 AM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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RIP
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emma4love3 at 10:48 AM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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exactly is the extradite that led to this man
cardiac.. problem..
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emma4love3 at 10:50 AM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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thinking and with fear of how can he go back
to london for charges..remembring what
he went through befor in those cointries
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larrychuckz at 11:57 AM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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The burden was too much for him to handle
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larrychuckz at 11:57 AM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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Rip Mr Peter
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larrychuckz at 11:58 AM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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I hope other politicians will learn from ur plight
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larrychuckz at 11:59 AM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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Greedy man must always meet a greedy end
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larrychuckz at 12:00 PM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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Now he is no more alive to spend his loots
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larrychuckz at 12:02 PM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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Money can buy u everything but not life
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larrychuckz at 12:03 PM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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Now that he is dead, some of the undisclosed amount deposited into secret accounts will b lost
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larrychuckz at 12:04 PM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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Death can come at any minute. Live ur life clean
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larrychuckz at 12:05 PM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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Corruption invites pressure n if u aren't strong enough u loose the battle
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larrychuckz at 12:06 PM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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Say no to corruption n live a pressure free life
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larrychuckz at 12:07 PM, 11 Oct 15 (2 years ago)
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Instead of him being recognised in the book of history as a hero, he will be recognised as a criminal. So pathetic
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