Magistrate court in Yenagoa array the Ebenanawei of Koluama clan

 Magistrate Court Six sitting in Yenagoa has arraigned the Ebenanawei of Koluama Clan in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, King Solomon Ebifatei-Edi, a sixty-two-year-old man, Mr. Mathew Sylvanus-Bakana and another at large for felony with three count charges.

According to report, King Ebifatei-Edi, Mr. Sylvanus-Bakana and the third suspect conspired in forgery at the Ministry of Community Development and Chieftaincy Affairs, Yenagoa, sometime in two thousand and nineteen.

The three suspects are alleged to have forged a government official gazette, which was published bearing the name of Chief Diepreye Amadein as a gazetted Paramount Ruler of Tamazo Autonomous Community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area and replaced the name with one Mr. Mathew Sylvanus-Bakana.

The report says the suspects were also charged for forging attestation form of the screening of Chief Diepreye Amadein of Tamazo Autonomous Community, mutilating some vital informations such as the chieftaincy title, from “Gbayekoko II” to “Tamazo” as well as the date on the form.

Magistrate of the Court presiding over the matter, B. F. Obiri notes that the charges levelled against the accused are enshrined in the Criminal Code Law of Bayelsa State of Nigeria, Two Thousand and Six as punishable offences.