Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief DSP Alamieyesegha was on Tuesday granted presidential pardon . The pardon came after a meeting of the Council of State presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan. Others that benefitted from the presidential pardon include former Chief of General Staff, General Oladipo Diya, former Chief of Staff Supreme Military Council, and brother of the late President, Major General Shehu Musa Yar’adua , Major Bello Magaji
Others are Mohammed Lima Biu, Shettima Bulama, Major Geeneral Abdulkareem Adisa (Post Humous) and Major Seun Fadipe, who was Diya’s Chief Security Officer.
The Council of State, which is made up of the President, Vice President, all state governors, former Presidents, the Chief Justice of the Federation, the Senate President and Speaker, among others, unanimously approved the list of those pardoned.
Former Presidents Ibrahim Babangida and Olusegun Obasanjo as well as former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari were absent at the meeting.