Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has denied reports that he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
After reports of his purported arrest went round, Akpabio’s media team tweeted:
“Senator Akpabio was never arrested. He simply obliged an invitation to come and answer some questions at the EFCC headquarters.
“Senator Akpabio has nothing to hide that’s why he walked into EFCC himself this evening to answer questions about his tenure in Akwa Ibom.
“Those who are playing politics with the decision of Senator Akpabio to honour the EFCC invitation must be acting a known script.
“Senator Akpabio was called from EFCC to come for explanations and he drove there himself 50 minutes later. So, why all the news of arrest?”
He added that he has nothing to hide about his term in office as the governor of Akwa Ibom State.
“His Excellency, Senator Akpabio is back to the house. We want to reaffirm that he has nothing whatsoever to hide about his term in office in Akwa Ibom.” he tweeted.
Akpabio is being investigated by the EFCC, over a petition dated June 22, 2015 and addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the EFCC.
The petitioner, Leo Ekpenyong alleged that Akpabio, fraudulently converted N108.1 billion belonging to Akwa Ibom State during his tenure as governor.