As the hunt by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), for the runaway Bayelsa State Commissioner for Finance and Budgeting, Dr. Sylvia Opuala Charles continues top government functionaries in the state have decided to shun their offices.
This is sequel to the rumour going round that the anti-graft agency have listed 160 persons on their wanted list.
Among officers said to be on the run include commissioners, permanent secretaries, head of parastals and director in different government organisation in the state.
Official activities in all the affected ministries and parastatals have grounded as visitors and staff were seen discussing the development in the place of work in low tunes.
Beside the hunting of the officials by EFCC, the proposed council elections coming up this weekend has added to the tense situation in the state.
Although, the state government is trying to down play the whole scenario as handiwork of its opponent, the facts remain that most people are very apprehensive of what the state will be like after Saturday’s election.
Meanwhile, Dr. Chales has denied being on the run but said he would not honour the invitation from EFCC, unless the three officials of the state government now facing trial in Abuja are released in line with gentle man agreement reached between the agency and the state government forthnight ago.