Akpabio returns to EFCC for questioning over alleged N108.1 billion fraud

Posted by News Express | 17 October 2015 | 2,379 times

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Senate Minority Leader and a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, who was quizzed on Friday by the Economic snd Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has returned to the commission for questioning.

A source close to the EFCC says that Senator Akpabio returned to the EFCC at about 10am.

On Friday, Senator Akpabio said he had nothing to hide about his term in office as the Governor of Akwa Ibom State.

The Senate Minority Leader said through his twitter handle, that he arrived home some hours after being quizzed by the anti-graft body.

Senator Akpabio was invited on Friday to Abuja headquarters of the EFCC, over a petition dated June 22, 2015 and addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the EFCC.

The petitioner, Leo Ekpenyong, alleged that Senator Akpabio, fraudulently converted 108.1 billion naira belonging to Akwa Ibom State during his tenure as governor.

The tweets by his media team read: “His Excellency, Senator Akpabio is back to the house. We want to reaffirm that he has nothing whatsoever to hide about his term in office in Akwa Ibom.

“Senator Akpabio was never arrested. He simply obliged an invitation to come and answer some questions at the EFCC headquarters.

“Senator Akpabio has nothing to hide. That’s why he walked into EFCC himself this evening to answer questions about his tenure in Akwa Ibom.

“Those who are playing politics with the decision of Senator Akpabio to honour the EFCC invitation must be acting a known script.

“Senator Akpabio was called from the EFCC to come for explanations and he drove there himself 50 minutes later. So, why all the news of arrest”?

The Senate Minority Leader was governor of Akwa Ibom State from May 29, 2007 to May 29 2015, before he was succeeded by Governor Udom Emmanuel.

He is presently representing Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly. (Channels TV)

•Photo shows Senator Akpabio.

Source: News Express

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