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Akpabio returns home after EFCC invitation, says he has nothing to hide


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Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and Senate Minority Leader, Chief Godswill Akpabio, has returned to his Abuja residence after his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, affirming that he has
nothing to hide about his term in office as the governor of Akwa Ibom State.
Akpabio, who was governor of the state between 2007 and 2015, was yesterday invited at about 5. 20pm to the Abuja Headquarters of the EFCC, over a petition dated June 22, 2015 and addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the EFCC.
The petitioner whose name was given as Leo Ekpenyong alleged that Akpabio, fraudulently converted N108.1bn belonging to Akwa Ibom State during his tenure as governor.
Using the Twitter handle, @SenAkpabio managed by his social media team, the ex-Governor disclosed that he has arrived home some hours after.
According to the tweets, “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.”
In an earlier tweet, @SenAkpabio had 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?” his team asked.

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