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Sunday, August 07, 2016

EFCC To Seize Former Governor Akpabio’s Properties Over N108bn Fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is intensifying investigation on ex-Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Sen. Godswill Akpabio.




The EFCC is investigating allegations that the former governor embezzled N108bn during his tenure between 2007 and 2015.


Already, the anti-graft agency had written to five banks demanding information on Akwa Ibom State finances under Akpabio’s administration.
Similarly, the EFCC is making moves to invite key members of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly and serving commissioners, many of whom served during the ex-governor's administration.


A source at the EFCC said, “We have written to Zenith Bank, Keystone Bank, FCMB, Skye Bank, and UBA demanding information on the state’s accounts. We are also inviting the accountant-general, the auditor-general, the Speaker and the Clerk of the House of Assembly. We have traced some houses to the former governor in Lagos and Abuja, and it is just a matter of time before we seize them.”


Akpabio was first quizzed by the commission’s detectives last year following series of petitions written against him.
The former governor, now the Senate Minority Leader, was accused of embezzling public funds while he was governor of the oil-rich state.
In March 2013, he was accused of giving N1m each to six chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party from the South-South geopolitical zone that had converged on Port Harcourt for a party reconciliation session, telling them to use the money to “buy Mr. Biggs.”


A few weeks ago, the Akwa Ibom State government had gone to a state High Court to get an interim order barring the EFCC from investigating Akpabio’s administration.

The Justice Ntong Ntong-led court on July 15 granted an interim injunction, restraining the EFCC, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, and the Inspector General of Police from investigating the finances of the Akwa Ibom State government.
The suit was filed on behalf of the state government by the state Attorney-General, Uwemedimo Nwoko, who also served under Akpabio and is believed to be loyal to the former governor.


However, following motion on notice filed by the EFCC, the court on Friday, vacated the order of interim injunction restraining the EFCC from investigating the accounts of the state.
The judge then adjourned the matter till October 19 for a hearing on the preliminary objection of the EFCC alongside other applications.

In a June 22, 2015, petition to EFCC, an Abuja-based lawyer, and activist, Leo Ekpenyong had accused Akpabio of sheer waste in office.

Among several other allegations, the petitioner alleged that between January and December 2014, the trio of Godswill Akpabio, a former aide to the governor and another associate made illegal but substantial withdrawals of cash from a designated state government-owned account with Zenith Bank with account number 101037588, amounting to N22.1bn.

When contacted on the telephone on Saturday, Akpabio’s spokesman, Mr. Aniete Ekong, said he was in a public place and promised to call back. However, he had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.

Punch.



*Ah!!! 108BILLION? As in naira?



47 comments:

  1. Stella let efcc investigate your pencil dick ameachi. He stole billions of dollars. Biggest thief of them all. Ameachi shall never know peace. Thief

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    1. 108 billion naira allegedly stolen by one person!
      ...lifetime of riches πŸ˜±πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘Ž

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    2. 1 million apiece for 'Mr. Biggs', abi? Aswear eh, the thunder that will fire these our politicians is drinking Red Bull right now. Namsense!

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    3. No wonder he was seen sneaking in and out of Bourdillon. Hmmm

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    4. Gaskiya,this man thief money sha

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  2. He might ve stole but he wasn't greedy. The youths n women love him.... You guys should fuck off his case.
    #AngryFace.

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    1. See how foolish and stupid u are,we are talking about a thief and ur talking about women nd hungry youths

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    2. Shey for your dream na it dem love am? Abeg no do make the same women and youths you claim love him come for you. Are you aware of the case of a woman and her son who were beaten severely(can't remember if one of them died) just because they did not fly off the road when Akpabio's wife's convoy was passing. Omo, anything wey dem wan do am, make dem do. We the youths and women(I'm a youth plus female) stand behind EFCC.

      Still waiting to hear about Amaechi

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    3. You know why I pity you? Maybe, just maybe, if he had spent the money rightly, he would have hired and paid better teachers who'd have taught you that the past participle is "stolen" and not "stole". Continue loving someone who's got no love for you or any other Nigerian.

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  3. *folding my arms with my eyes popping out*
    Stella and you say they should leave him.

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    1. Which way NigeriA?dis so much o.

      Pls who can help out I want to change my I name hw do ID go abt it

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  4. But @Ameachi Stole 3.4 Trillions......Has anyone indicted him?

    Has any GOAT in the name of EFCC indicted @Ameachi?

    Has any RAM in the name of @Sadbaba indicted @Tifnubu?




    @Galore

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    1. Gafool Gafool.. still fooling around as always. Keep up with foolishness GAFOOL.

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    2. Amechi said if any body av prove of d claimed money they said he stole he or she should go to EFCC.beside jubrill went to EFCC, dsss,police with concrete evidence against doroga, wike wicked should stop making noise on social media

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  5. Bv Nelo chop her. Share that year too o. Abi no be she dem see her comment for sdk, slap am with money wey confuse am?
    Abeg no vex na joke I dey joke o.

    Godswill sha tried for his state, just like Donald Duke. They both worked hard n stole hard.

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    1. You are a goat, a very silly she goat

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    2. Stole harder

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    3. Which nelo? Nelo dat was hustling onitsha south transport bus d other day? If at all akpabio chop her, he chopped for free cost I know see any evidence

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    4. Anons no be that kain chop she mean.
      There was ayear a bv claimed a serving governor contacted her and slapped her with cash cos she was doing voltron for him on a post on this blog so bvs assumed it was Nelo.
      Thank me later...

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    5. Yes you are right!
      I remember wella.

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  6. Chai, Jonah, your tenure was not good at all o. See embezzlement here and there. This is too much, really blacks are blacks in heart cos I don't understand.

    Now I think I can say Amen to the prayer of one lady that did a video and prayed that if any politician comes to the States for medical treatment, them go die. That the doctors and nurses will do mistake so them go die that they should develop Nigeria. Cos really, this Is too much.


    So so sad

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  7. Yes oh...Akpabio Stole! Not small stealing sef. I'm happy about this.

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    1. Are you one of his forgotten girlfriend?

      Why are you so "happy" and pained at the same time?

      Mbok shift





      @Galore

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  8. Oya let the shouting begin. Witch hunting, he is PDP member, he is not Hausa. Oya awon alariwo ebere igbe. EFCC well done go for as many as you can, they should return what can still be return. Awon obayeje.

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  9. This man's pple hate him cos he didn't share all the money but worked for the state like it was an emergency...who knew Akwa Ibom before his tenure?...what of Tinubu & Amaechi the great thieves that didn't even perform?

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  10. This man's pple hate him cos he didn't share all the money but worked for the state like it was an emergency...who knew Akwa Ibom before his tenure?...what of Tinubu & Amaechi the great thieves that didn't even perform?

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  11. All I see is 1 million each for Mr Biggs

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  12. How do this people even sleep at night πŸ”«πŸ”«πŸ”«πŸ”«

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  13. Jesus!!!! 108 billion naira. These people are so heartless. thinking of how much that will solve in Nigeria.

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    1. Is like you don't have sense abi ?

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  15. At least the road in his state is good ..there is light there is water...what of delta state .. have you been to warri lately...all politician must theif..but before you start pointing fingers start from the once who did not so anything..e.g. Amaechi

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  16. Couldn't comment last night. Thank God I can do that now.

    The only way I will trust Buhari will be after dealing with this man and retrieving all this cash and more, Right now civil servants salaries are being slashed by the new government to make up for what they don't know about.

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  17. Yet there are dysfunctional and brain dead youths chanting "witch-hunt".After our thieving politicians,the young people of this country are our second worst problem!

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  18. Yet there are dysfunctional and brain dead youths chanting "witch-hunt".After our thieving politicians,the young people of this country are our second worst problem!

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  19. 100+ billion. Oga u af long throat o.

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  20. Omo, see gobe!! Diz is small beans, click this link and see what other politicians ve stolen from Nigeria http://Fans2Earn.com/?ref=44714

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  21. Gush..... My pay master.... Hmmm... Nt gona b funny atol.

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