by crossriverwatch admin
Operatives of the State Security Service have arrested Governor Liyel Imoke’s Personal Assistant on Domestic Affairs, Mr. Jesse Ejemot and his suspected concubine Miss Queeneth Orok, the 2009 Calabar Carnival Queen.
Crossriverwatch gathered that internal power struggle among the governor’s domestic aides had driven some of the aides to use subterfuge to gain the upper hand in their relationship with the governor.
The recent unpalatable stories which have been widely written about the Cross River first lady were also said to have caused anxious moments leaving the governor with suspicions that there was an insider who was feeding the public with privilege information about the cross river first family.
The cross river first lady has suffered bad press in recent months the latest being allegations by the BBC that her NGO is trafficking in children.
A source in the governor’s house told crossriverwatch that “several text messages were said to have been sent to His Excellency’s phone alleging that his CSO, Mr. Arikpo is the owner of Pronto Taxis, and several other company’s that enjoy juicy patronage from the government. The text that eventually broke the camel’s back was when one of such sms alleged that one of madam’s aides was having an amorous affair with madam. Oga had to ask the CSO to track the number”.
According to source, “Operatives from the SSS were said to have moved into action and set up the owner of the number and eventually arrested a lady in possession of the phone who turned out to be the 2009 Calabar Carnival Queen, Miss Queeneth Orok. After her arrest, she confessed that the phone was bought by her boyfriend Jesse Ejemot who has been working with Oga for over a decade now.”
The source continued “That Jesse is the one that has been using the number to send the messages. Jesse was also eventually arrested and he has also confessed to his betrayal of Oga’s confidence in him”
A reliable security source also confirmed to crossriverwatch that Jesse has been arrested along with his mistress. They are said to have been moved to Abuja and may be charged for blackmail and perjury.
But a source from the Queeneth Orok family who spoke to crossriverwatch on condition of anonymity wondered why the SSS were still holding their sister when they have seen the person that has been sending the messages. The source decried the continued detention of the ex carnival queen and called on the governor to have mercy on their sister and let her go.
Crossriverwatch investigations also reveal that the governor is rather routing for a soft landing for his long time domestic aide who is said to be in the know of so many things about him which he will not want the public to know.
Jesse Ejemot in his mid thirties is alleged to be the richest among the governor’s aids and the longest serving domestic aide to Imoke. It was gathered that he has lived and worked with the governor since he was a minister of power and knows volumes about the cross river first family.
Meanwhile heads may roll over the alleged child trafficking as some nurses who were allegedly arrested over the incident have threatened to sue the management of UTCH for their alleged intimidation and harassment.
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