Following the recent theft of three thunder arrestors belonging to the near-moribund state owned Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS), Asaba, by yet to be identified persons within the Delta state civil service, the state government has constituted a board of inquiry to identify and punish the culpable culprits.
The incident of the recent theft case had triggered the pointing of accusing fingers among staff and management of the broadcasting outfit, owing to incessant outages in the news broadcast of the media establishment.
In a bid to investigate the circumstances surrounding the theft, which many media watchers described as unfortunate and a sabotage of government efforts to globalize the media outfit, having been listed in StarTimes cable network, a statement from the Delta state Ministry of Information, dated July 23, 2013 and tagged “GOVERNMENT SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT” reads:
“It is hereby announced for the information of the general public, particularly Deltans, that the State Government has constituted a 3-man Board of Inquiry to look into the theft of three thunder arrestors recently procured by the Delta State Government to enhance the services of Delta Broadcasting Service, Asaba.”
The statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Sir Austin Mowah and made available to Blank NEWS Online indicated that, “The Board of Inquiry which is at the instance of His Excellency, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan (CON), Governor of Delta State is headed by the Honourable Commissioner for Information, Barrister Chike Ogeah.
“Other members of the Committee are Mr. Paul Osahor, Director of Information and Mr. Precious Anuku, Director of Planning Research and Statistics who will serve as Member/Secretary.
“The Committee is to among other things ascertain the immediate and remote causes leading to the theft of the thunder arrestors and identify those culpable, and recommend appropriate measures to forestall future occurrence and sanctions for those found culpable.”