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I have nothing to hide, says Akpabio

I have nothing to hide, says Akpabio
October 17
10:41 2015

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state who was in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday and subsequently released, says he has nothing to hide about his time in office.

Akpabio said he honoured the invitation of the anti-graft agency and was not arrested.

One Leo Ekpenyong, an Abuja-based lawyer, had petitioned the EFCC, alleging that Akpabio used his aides – Etekamba Umoren and Udo Isobara – to steal from the state’s treasury.

But tweets by aides of the former governor quoted him as expressing his readiness to open up on all his dealings during the period that he presided over Akwa Ibom.


“Senator Akpabio has nothing whatsoever to hide about his term in office in Akwa Ibom,” one of the messages read.

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


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