President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with former Bayelsa State Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha over the death of his son, Oyamuyefa, in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, UAE. Reuben Abati, the president's special adviser on media and publicity, in a statement expressed grief over the death, while condoling with Alamieyeseigha and his family.
"On behalf of his family and the Federal Government, President Jonathan extends heartfelt condolences to Oyamuyefa’s father, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha and his entire family on the untimely loss of a very dear son in the prime of his life," Abati wrote. The President and his wife, Patience, he said, "share their pain and grief over the death of Oyamuyefa in circumstances that are still unclear." Abati assured the bereaved of the president's support at unraveling "the true circumstances of the young man’s death", while praying for fortitude for the deceased's "grieving parents and siblings.”
Although the cause of death has not be established, the deceased father, according to Punch, said his son was 'killed.' Other version bear that he committed suicide. Oyamuyefa was found dead on the stairway of his father's house in the Arab country.