Governor of Akwa Ibom State and Senate Minority Leader, Chief Godswill
Akpabio, has returned to his Abuja residence after his arrest by the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, affirming
that he has
nothing to hide about his term in office as the governor of
Akwa Ibom State.
Akpabio, who was governor of the state between
2007 and 2015, was yesterday invited at about 5. 20pm to the Abuja
Headquarters of the EFCC, over a petition dated June 22, 2015 and
addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the EFCC.
petitioner whose name was given as Leo Ekpenyong alleged that Akpabio,
fraudulently converted N108.1bn belonging to Akwa Ibom State during his
tenure as governor.
the Twitter handle, @SenAkpabio managed by his social media team, the
ex-Governor disclosed that he has arrived home some hours after.
to the tweets, “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.”
In an earlier tweet, @SenAkpabio had
tweeted: “Senator Akpabio was never arrested. He simply obliged an
invitation to come and answer some questions at the EFCC headquarters.
Akpabio has nothing to hide that’s why he walked into EFCC himself this
evening to answer questions about his tenure in Akwa Ibom.
who are playing politics with the decision of Senator Akpabio to honour
the EFCC invitation must be acting a known script.
Akpabio was called from EFCC to come for explanations and he drove there
himself 50 minutes later. So, why all the news of arrest?” his team
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