Bayelsa blogger apologises to Kogi over N7b isolation centre’s report

A blogger based in Bayelsa State, Saint Mienpamo Onitsha, has apologised to the Governor, Yahaya Bello, following his report alleging that he intended to spend N7bn on the Kogi for COVID-19, which was destroyed by a rainstorm.

The report published in May 2020 on his blog,, generated controversies, led to his arrest and arraignment at the Federal High Court.

But Onitsha, in a statement on Tuesday, admitted that the publication was false and begged the governor and the state government to forgive him.

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He said: “I hereby render an unreserved apology over a publication, which I posted on my website, on May 2, 2020, entitled, ‘it will cost us N7 billion naira to build and equip the Kogi for Covid-19 which rain destroyed, says Yahaya Bello’.

“I further express my deepest regret for the post and publication which was false and I regret my action for any embarrassment it may have caused you and your administration. I am sincerely sorry and kindly find a place in your heart to forgive me”.


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