Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, former governor of Bayelsa, has died from cardiac arrest today in University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital. It was gathered that he went into coma two days ago and has been on life support. He was 63 years old.
There were reports during the week that the British Government was determined to resurrect an outstanding case of money laundering against the former governor and had requested for his extradition to London.
Alamieyeseigha, who was facing money laundering charges, jumped bail and returned to Nigeria and has since then refused to answer summons for trial to continue.