Thursday, February 16, 2017

EFCC Comes For Ex-Governor Of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, Seizes His Wife's School

A school allegedly belonging to Unoma Akpabio has been seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

EFCC has allegedly seized Senator Godswill Akpabio's wife school.. Unoma is the wife of the immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom state, Godswill Akpabio, who is currently the Senate minority leader.

According to the report, the seizure was part of investigations into the former governor who has been accused of alleged N108bn fraud during his tenure from 2007 to 2015.

The school, St. John Paul II School in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, has been marked ''under investigation by EFCC.''

It was learnt that the EFCC resorted to marking the school instead of shutting it so that innocent parents and students who had paid school fees would not be adversely affected.

The school had reportedly been under the watch of the EFCC considering the enormous amount said to have been sunk into its construction.

A senior operative at the EFCC confirmed that the school had been seized.

   ''I understand our operatives were recently in Akwa Ibom and did mark a school as ‘under investigation.'' He said.

Since August 2016, the EFCC has been intensifying investigation into the former governor and was reportedly planning to seize his properties and freeze accounts linked to him.

The EFCC had written five banks demanding information on Akwa Ibom state finances under Akpabio’s administration.

The commission also invited key members of the Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly and serving commissioners many of whom served during the ex-governor’s administration.

A source at the EFCC said: ''We have written to Zenith Bank, Keystone Bank, FCMB, Skye Bank, and UBA demanding information on the state’s accounts. We are also inviting the accountant-general, the auditor-general, the Speaker and the clerk of the House of Assembly.

   ''We have traced some houses to the former governor in Lagos and Abuja and it is just a matter of time before we seize them.''

Meanwhile, Akpabio, has urged governors elected on the platform of the the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to emulate Ekiti state governor Ayodele Fayose.

Akpabio who made the comment at the 73rd National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the PDP held on Thursday, January 26, in Abuja, commended Fayose for speaking for the party.

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