As part of efforts at ensuring the speedy dispensation of Justice in the State, Governor of Bayelsa State, His Excellency, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, has approved the appointment of a Special Prosecutor for violent crimes and other related offences in the State.
He is Barrister Author Andrew Seiweniowou. His appointment is informed by the need for Government to take firm action especially in the way and manner criminal cases are prosecuted as well as given the need to fast track and guide the process of investigation and prosecution of apprehended culprits.
The Special Prosecutor is to among other things review all such cases, direct investigations and prosecute them.
He is also to head a special team comprising an Assistant Commissioner of Police, State CID, OC Legal, the Director of Public Prosecution in the State Ministry of Justice, the Officer in charge of the investigation at the Special Police Unit (Operation Doo Akpo), the Special Adviser on Security and such other persons that may be appointed later.
The appointments are with immediate effect.