Ex Akwa Ibom State Gov, Godswill Akpabio In Serious Mess For Allegedly Giving N1.4b To Bank As Gift

Published 1 year ago by: onuigbo felicia
at 10:25 AM, 21/09/2017 (1 year ago)

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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.
According to Punch, the EFCC had written to the bank to explain why the governor allegedly gave it such a gift. But, things have been left on a standstill after the Akwa Ibom State Government dragged the commission to court, challenging its right to investigate state affairs.
Speaking on the matter, 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.”
According to the report, the state government had ignored seven requests from the EFCC, asking for the release of indicted 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 source added, “On March 7, 2017, the commission wrote to the Secretary to the State Government, asking for the release of Mr. Effiong Efiakedoho, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Special Duties, to appear before the EFCC on March 13.
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“He was summoned specifically in respect of matters relating to a hotel, Four Point by Sheraton Hotel, Raffia City Plaza, A 342 Highway. There was no response.
“On May 8, 2017, a letter, requesting the Accountant General of the state to appear at the EFCC on May 18, was also ignored.
“The Accountant General was specifically summoned in respect of an aspect of the investigation relating to a company, Sindeng Nigeria Limited.
“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.”

This was done in two separate letters dated June 7, 2017, inviting all the aforementioned persons but they failed to show up. Instead of releasing its officials for interrogation, the Akwa Ibom State Government, through a letter, referenced HAG/MISC/VOL.XV1/164, dated June 28, 2017 and signed by the Attorney General, Uwemedimo Nwoko, stated that it was challenging the powers of the EFCC to investigate states.
Nwoko, therefore, asked the commission to wait till all legal hurdles were crossed before taking action. A detective said if the matter was allowed to drag, it could affect the case.
It was learnt that banks 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: “We are aware of the issue because someone else called earlier to confirm the allegation. The Attorney General of Akwa Ibom State has responded to the matter and we are not ready to take issue with anybody."

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gogoman at 11:25 AM, 21/09/2017 (1 year ago)
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HIM PEOPLE WE GO BLIND AND DEAF NOW!! DEY WONT GO AFTER HIM...   IF NA BUHARI DEM GO DEY SHOUT UP AND DOWN
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ruthie at 12:39 PM, 21/09/2017 (1 year ago)
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THESE STATE GOVERNORS RUN THE STATE LIKE THEIR KITCHEN..IF THIS IS TRUE..SMH
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cypanyahucha at 01:44 PM, 21/09/2017 (1 year ago)
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This is how public fund is spent to the detriment of infrastructural development that impacts positively to the common man.
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SOGaiya at 02:26 PM, 21/09/2017 (1 year ago)
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Vibes of wasted spe*rm
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tegonwa at 03:07 PM, 21/09/2017 (1 year ago)
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As A Gift?Huhu I Weep For Nigeria's Tax Payers' Money!Oh Oh Oh,too Hopeless!Nawaa O!
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CHRISETTE at 04:35 PM, 21/09/2017 (1 year ago)
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Gift kwa?  This people can't keep fooling us ooo
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follyflex at 06:22 PM, 21/09/2017 (1 year ago)
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OGUN GO KILL AKPABIO AND LEFT HIS BONE FOR DOG.animal

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Floyd29 at 08:57 PM, 22/09/2017 (1 year ago)
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My heart can't take this. Am going to pray for ur madness tomorrow
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muller242 at 07:49 PM, 23/09/2017 (1 year ago)
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Akpabio is a thief and a rogue who shd not be in d senate is full of crooks and criminals
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Oworen25 at 10:30 PM, 23/09/2017 (1 year ago)
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See our state money as him the spend am like say na him plant am for him backyard
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james987 at 02:26 PM, 24/09/2017 (1 year ago)
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Chaiii
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BournIdentity at 07:09 AM, 25/09/2017 (1 year ago)
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Roll Eyes                                                                           
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