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Politics Godswill Akpabio In Fresh Trouble Over Allegation Of N1.4Bn Bank Gift


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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun a fresh probe of a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Godswill Akpabio, over allegations that he gave a gift of N1.4bn to a bank for unknown reasons.

The EFCC, it was learnt, had written to the bank to explain why the governor allegedly gave it such a gift.

However, PUNCH learnt that the Akwa Ibom State Government had dragged the commission before the court, challenging its right to investigate state affairs.

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A detective at the commission said, “Among several allegations that are already in the public domain, the commission has made some progress in investigating the circumstances in which Apkabio, in 2013, paid N566, 883,728.66; N441,808,081.90; and N392, 631,943.37 as gifts to a new generation bank.”

The news medium also learnt that the state government had ignored seven requests from the EFCC, asking for the release of officials of the government for interrogation as part of the ongoing investigation into the activities of Akpabio, who is now the Senate Minority Leader.
 
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