EFCC Re-Arraigns Godswill Akpabio As Fraud Investigation Continues
Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio has been taken by the operatives of the EFCC for further investigations of a multi-billion naira fraud during his tenure as governor.
Mr. Rickey Tarfa and aides to the former governor watched helplessly as the anti-graft operatives led Mr. Akpabio away.
A source also hinted that the former governor might spend the day with the commission. He is still being interrogated by crack detectives of the commission as at the time of filling this report. Mr. Akpabio was arrested by the anti-graft agency on Friday afternoon and taken in for interrogation.
He was, however, allowed to go home late in the night but asked to report to the commission today (Saturday). Shortly after he regained his freedom, Mr. Akpabio had given insight into why he was interrogated for several hours by EFCC operatives.
“A young lawyer from my state has been petitioning the EFCC accusing me of corruption,” the former governor said.
“I wasn’t arrested. I walked in there myself and now I’m back at home. The EFCC operatives were professional. They asked questions, and I answered.”
Mr. Akpabio insisted the allegations against him were false, saying “those making the allegations do not understand how government works”.
Mr. Akpabio added, “I am a law-abiding citizen, and whenever I’m summoned to answer questions about how I served my people, I will always respond.
“I urge everyone who has served in public office not to be afraid to explain what they did and how they served.”