CSOs seek Akpabio’s probe over alleged N1 trillion fraud
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on May 24, 2023
Civil Society Organisations under the aegis of Network Against Corruption And Trafficking, NACAT, is urging the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to investigate Senator Godswill Akpabio over alleged financial impropriety.
The group made the call at a news conference in Abuja.
Mr. Justice Ojefia, Executive Director, Legal, NACAT cited an audit report of Akwa Ibom State treasury between 2011 and 2015, which he accused Akpabio of financial infractions amounting to N1trillion naira while serving as governor.
According to Ojeifa, the financial infractions and irregularities range from bypassing of procurement processes, suspicious payments of monies, possible money laundering to award of contracts to non-existent Shell Companies.
In his reaction, the Chief Press Secretary to Akpabio, Mr. Jackson Udom refuted the allegation which he describes as blackmail.