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Akpabio lied, he’s not cleared yet —EFCC

Akpabio lied, he’s not cleared yet —EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it has not cleared the Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio of alleged fraud.

This is contrary to what the former Akwa Ibom State governor said at his formal defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Akpabio, at his declaration, had said he was a man of peace that he had no case to answer with the EFCC. He also claimed that the young man who petitioned him before the commission could not prove his case.

“Those petitions to the EFCC have been sorted out. As I stand today, I have not been charged to court because nothing was found against me,” Akpabio said.

But spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwajuren, in response to an enquiry by The Punch, insisted that Akpabio’s case is still on.

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On whether the Senator was still under probe, Uwajuren said: “EFCC does not close cases or give clearance to anybody.”

It would be recalled that Akpabio came under the searchlight of the EFCC in late 2015 when he was accused of diverting over N100 billion from the coffers of the Akwa Ibom State government between 2007 and 2015.

 

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