Breaking: EFCC arrests former governor, Akpabio over alleged fraud


EfccFormer Governor of Akwa Ibom State and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, was reportedly arrested on Friday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

According to the findings of an online news site, Premium Times, Akpabio was said to have been taken in by EFCC operatives at about 5.20 pm.

He was said to have been accompanied by a few aides and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Ricky Tarfa.

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The report states that an aide to the former governor, who cannot be named because he is not authorised to speak on the matter revealed that Mr. Akpabio is currently being interrogated by top officials of the EFCC.

An EFCC source also stated to have confirmed the development.

“He was brought in at about 5.20 pm accompanied by a few aides and Mr. Rickey Tarfa,” source said.