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Akpabio EFCC says it's still investigating APC senator for fraud

The EFCC says Akpabio is still being investigated for corruption, even though the APC senator doesn't think so.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says former Akwa Ibom Governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio, is still being investigated for corruption.

Akpabio formally left the PDP for the APC on Wednesday, August 8, 2018; and an extravagant reception was staged in his honour at the Ikot Ekpene stadium in Akwa Ibom.

However, Akpabio has been assailed with corruption allegations since he left Akwa Ibom government house for the senate in 2015.

Cases against Akpabio

Akpabio entered the EFCC's books for allegedly looting the sum of N108.1 billion from the coffers of Akwa Ibom during his stint as governor.

Akpabio has also been accused of acquiring choice property across the country, namely: Plot 5 Okogosi Spring Close, off Katsina-Ala Crescent, Maitama-Abuja; a multi-billion naira mansionette at Plot 28 Colorado Close, Maitama, Abuja and another multi-billion naira mansion at 22 Probyn Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

In September of 2017, the EFCC revealed that it was investigating Akpabio over a N1.4billion gift to a bank.

At the grand defection rally last Wednesday, Akpabio said the anti-graft agency has cleared him of all corruption charges.

Not so fast, EFCC says

“Those petitions to the EFCC have been sorted out. As I stand today, I have not been charged to court because nothing was found against me,” Akpabio said.

However, responding to a text message sent by Punch, EFCC spokesperson Wilson Uwujaren said the cases against Akpabio haven’t been closed.

When asked if Akpabio was still under probe, the EFCC spokesperson said, “EFCC does not close cases or give clearance to anybody.”

Akpabio is the latest high profile politician to switch camps; following the defections of the senate president, 16 senators, three governors and a long list of politicians across the land.

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