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EFCC Invites Akpabio’s Petitioner For ‘Clarifications’



By Chris Nomjov

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday invited the Abuja-based lawyer, Mr. Leo Ekpeyong, who wrote a petition to the commission against the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio.

The Governance Unit of the Commission invited Mr. Ekpeyong to report at the Commission’s office in Abuja, by 10am, Monday, to further clarify aspects of the allegations he raised against Akpabio in the petition.

It would be recalled that Mr. Ekpeyong had accused Akpabio of massive diversion of funds of the Akwa Ibom State Government, while the latter held sway as Governor of the state; in the petition.

Based on the allegations contained in the petition, the EFCC invited and grilled the former Governor, now Senate’s Minority Leader, on October 16, 2015.

Although, Sen. Akpabio was released to go on the first day of the interrogation on administrative bail, he was asked to return to the commission the next day and was interrogated for hours.

Meanwhile, the last has not been heard of the corruption charge levelled against Senator Akpabio. At the moment, the former governor is on administration bail, pending further action on the case from the anti-graft agency.

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