Burglars have reportedly invaded the Akwa Ibom State government house and carted away an undisclosed amount of money, said to be millions of naira.
According to Daily Trust, the money was kept at the office of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s Chief press secretary, Ekerete Udoh.
The locks were reportedly tampered with and the office subsequently burgled, after which the “Ghana-must-go bag” containing the money was emptied and left on the floor.
According to reports, Chief security officer to the governor went to the press centre a day after the incident to invite the driver to the chief press secretary for interrogations.
“The money came in yesterday afternoon, but they refused to share it to the people it was meant for,” a source told Daily Trust.
“So, the thief came in the night and destroyed the keys and gained access to the office of the Secretary to the CPS.
“This is not the first time the government house press centre is being robbed. We have lost about three plasma televisions, one at the reception, one in the reporter’s office and the other in the office used by cameramen. In all of these, no meeting, no replacement,” the source added.
The governor’s chief press secretary declined to comment on the theft.