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Security outfit denies Bayelsa Assembly’s allegations of criminal acts

By Samuel Oyadongha

YENAGOA—AN indigenous firm,  Darlon Security and Guards, has faulted a resolution passed by the Bayelsa State House of Assembly in which the company was accused of alleged criminal acts in its operations in swamp areas of the state, describing the allegation as “ill-conceived, malicious, unfounded and politically motivated.”

Reacting to the resolution sponsored by the member representing Sagbama Constituency Two in the state Assembly, Mr Bernard Kenebai, the security outfit said that its personnel do not bear arms, but work with conventional security such as the JTF (Operation Delta Safe). Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Nigeria Police and the Department of State Service, DSS, noting that suspects arrested in the course of its duty are handed over to the appropriate authorities for prosecution.

A statement in Yenagoa by the outfit’s Public Relations and Security Coordinator, Mr Preye Oseke, said rather than condemn the company’s activities, the House should have commended the company for combating the menace of oil thieves in the state.

 

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