It seems the underground battle for the senate presidency seat has started as one of the top candidates for the post got invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Godswill Akpabio, former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and former governor of Akwa Ibom State got invited over an allegation of abuse of office and misappropriation of billions of Naira.
The EFCC in an invitation letter served on Akpabio asked him to appear at its office on the 29th day of March, 2023, and this has been confirmed by his spokesman; Umeh Kalu.
The senator-elect was detained after he attempted to bribe the Chairman of the anti-graft agency, Abdulrasheed Bawa with $350,000 (about N135 million) like two years ago.
According to sources, Akpabio was trying to bribe the EFCC Chairman because of the tons of corruption allegations against him, dating back to the time he was governor of Akwa Ibom State.
It was learnt that the meeting between Akpabio and Bawa was arranged by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
There had been allegations of N40 billion fraud perpetrated in the NDDC, a ministry that was headed by Akpabio for three years.
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