Saturday, 17 October 2015

VANGUARD: Senator Godswill Akpabio Was Arrested For Behaving Like a Fugitive

According to Vanguard, former governor of Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio, was arrested by the EFCC because of his refusal to honour an earlier invitation to appear before them on August 27, 2015.


The petitions were sent in by an Abuja-based lawyer, Leo Ekpenyong who alleged massive looting of Akwa Ibom State funds by the Akpabio administration.

The EFCC at the time had summoned and interrogated top officials of the administration who worked with him, including the former Finance Commissioner, who is now a Senator, like Akpabio.

Reports say officials of his administration claimed that it was the governor who approved whatever expenditure they incurred while in office and that they had no reason to disobey him.

However, Akpabio, who was summoned by the agency to appear on August 27, 2015, did not do so having moved against the invitation of the EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, by the Senate over unremitted funds.

Akpabio had written a letter to the Senate leadership disassociating himself and other PDP members in the Senate from supporting the probe of Lamorde, claiming that it was ‘inappropriate’ at this time.

Based on that subtle support for the EFCC boss, he jetted out of the country a few days after not responding to the summon by the agency.



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