I Wasn’t Arrested by EFCC for Alleged of Mega Fraud, But I...

I Wasn’t Arrested by EFCC for Alleged of Mega Fraud, But I Was Invited for a Chat Says Ex-Gov of Akwa Ibom Goodswill Akpabio

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Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and Senate Minority Leaders Goodswill Akpabio
Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and Senate Minority Leaders Goodswill Akpabio

A report surface online that Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested former governor of Akwa Ibom state and current senate minority leaders Goodswill Akpabio, in Abuja yesterday evening.

Senate minority leaders Goodswill Akpabio, served as the governor of the oil producing state of Akwa Ibom for 8 years and EFCC has started investigating an alleged theft of N108.1billion of Akwa Ibom funds by Akpabio in June, barely few days he finished his 2nd term tenure as governor of the state.

Premium Times first report the news of His Arrested Saga by EFCC;

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics and the office of the Accountant General of the Federation indicate that under Mr. Akpabio, known for ostentatious spending, Akwa Ibom received a staggering N1. 6 trillion from FAAC between June 2007 and May 2014.
At the time he vacated office on May 29, the state received more, excluding other revenues like Ecological Funds, internally generated revenue etc.
In a new petition to the EFCC dated June 22, and copied to Mr. Buhari and the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, Mr. Ekpenyong gave details of some of Mr. Akpabio’s alleged financial recklessness.
He alleged that between January and December 2014, the ex-governor colluded with two of his top aides to steal a whopping N108.1 billion from the state’s treasury.

However, Goodswill Akpabio is the current Senate minority leader of 8th National Assembly.

The former Governor Goodswill Akpabio, has responded to the viral story of him been arrested by EFCC via Twitter. Stating that he was only invited for a chat and not arrested.

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