The attention of the Bayelsa State Government has been drawn to the
incident that occurred at the Biogbolo – Epie area of Yenagoa on Monday
night where a teenage girl by name Miss Faith was allegedly murdered in a
hotel in the area.
The government in a statement signed by the commissioner for Information,
Hon. Jonathan Obuebite has called on residents of the state to remain calm
and avoid any further act that will disrupt the existing peace in the
state as security agents intensify hunt of the suspected murderer of the
Reacting to the sad event that took place at Biogbolo – Epie community in
the state capital, the commissioner warned residents against taking the
laws into their hands in the feat of rage.
Obuebite says the government condemns the dastardly act in very strong
terms, adding that it is purely a criminal act and the state security
agencies are working tirelessly to unravel the mystery behind the
Also the information boss used the opportunity to dissuade the rumour
making the rounds that the deceased was mutilated, he says it is untrue as
the police commissioner has confirmed that the remains of the teenage girl
was found intact.
He advised residents in the area to remain peace abiding and not see it as
an ethnic or tribal issue as Bayelsa state is a home to all, he craved
their indulgence to allow the law enforcement agencies to carry out their
duties of unravelling the mystery surrounding the incident.
More so the state Police Commissioner has assured the Bayelsa State
Government that his men will stop at nothing to fish out the
perpetrator(s) of the dastardly act and bring them to book.
Obuebite says that the state government is committed to ensure that the
state is peaceful and assured the family of Miss Faith of the support of
the state government, security agents and the good people of the state.
He maintained that youths in the area should not use the incident to
disrupt the peace of the state, he also urged residents of the Biogbolo
area of Yenagoa to remain peaceful, law abiding and go about their lawful
duties without any fear of molestation or discrimination as everything is
being done to guarantee their safety.