Stella Dimoko EFCC Alleges' Akwa Ibom Government Is Shielding Ex- Gov. Akpabio From N1.4bn Probe


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Friday, September 22, 2017

EFCC Alleges' Akwa Ibom Government Is Shielding Ex- Gov. Akpabio From N1.4bn Probe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun a fresh probe of a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Godswill Akpabio, over allegations that he gave a gift of N1.4bn to a bank for unknown reasons.

The EFCC, had written to the bank to explain why the governor allegedly gave it such a gift. However, it was learnt that the Akwa Ibom State Government had dragged the commission before the court, challenging its right to investigate state affairs.

A detective at the commission said, Among several allegations that are already in the public domain, the commission has made some progress in investigating the circumstances in which Apkabio, in 2013, paid N566, 883,728.66; N441,808,081.90; and N392, 631,943.37 as gifts to a new generation bank.

The state government had ignored seven requests from the EFCC, asking for the release of officials of the government for interrogation as part of the ongoing investigation into the activities of Akpabio, who is now the Senate Minority Leader.

The Commissioner for Works was also invited through a letter of May 19, 2017 and asked to report to the commission’s zonal office in Port Harcourt with respect to a road construction contract awarded to Nigturks Civil Technologies Limited. He too failed to honour the invitation.

A May 26, 2017 letter to the Secretary to the State Government to release the Accountant General of the state for interrogation on June 5, on the Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme, was also ignored.

The bank had also failed to provide documents to the EFCC on transactions linked to Akpabio, who has been accused of N108bn fraud during his tenure between 2007 and 2015.

When contacted, Akpabio’s media aide, Mr. Anietie Ekong, said his boss would not want to take issue with anybody since the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Akwa Ibom State had clarified the issue.

  From Punchng


  1. One day monkey go go market he no go return

    1. And Micheal Bush is posting rubbish on Facebook about 'pull him down syndrome'. Just because he benefitted from the looted funds he has become stupid. Why not let him go and defend himself??

  2. I'm from Akwa ibom the man called governor udom is something else, this man should be in prison by now, but one day will be one day, all those him yeye brothers are into hiding, esp prince Akpabio, even pat Akpabio that was everywhere has gone, in short all of them are now so quiet

  3. @Miss Ess.......I wish say I go dey market that day.

  4. We know say akpabio chop money... Infact he milked akwa Ibom dry...... All this politicians sef...

    Yeye dey smell

    1. Why are we not hearing of Amaechi? Abi he is now a saint?


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