The immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom state and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has denied online reports that claimed he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Sen. Godswill Akpabio in a series of tweets from his handle (@SenAkpabio), said he 'simply obliged EFCC's invitation' to answer some questions'.
It would be recalled, an Abuja-based lawyer Leo Ekpenyong had petitioned the EFCC and President Muhammadu Buhari, calling for the ex-governor's probe for for looting Akwa Ibom state treasury.
He alleged that between January and December 2014, the ex-governor colluded with two of his top aides to steal N108.1 billion from the state’s treasury.
See Akpabio's tweets below:
Senator Akpabio was never arrested. He simply obliged an invitation to come & answer some questions at the EFCC.— Sen Godswill Akpabio (@SenAkpabio) October 16, 2015
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.— Sen Godswill Akpabio (@SenAkpabio) October 16, 2015
Those who are playing politics with the decision of Senator Akpabio to honour the EFCC invitation must be acting a known script.— Sen Godswill Akpabio (@SenAkpabio) October 16, 2015
Senator Akpabio was called from EFCC to come for explanations & he drove there himself 50mins later so why all the news of arrest?— Sen Godswill Akpabio (@SenAkpabio) October 16, 2015
H.E 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.— Sen Godswill Akpabio (@SenAkpabio) October 16, 2015