July 14, 2015 – Ex-Governor Godswill Akpabio Steals N108Billion From Akwa Ibom State, Lawyer Petitions EFCC
Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio has been dragged to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly stealing N108.1billion of Akwa Ibom State money by Barrister Leo Ekpenyong.
In a petition he also sent to President Muhammadu Buhari; Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, the Abuja based lawyer cum activist revealed that the ex-governor colluded with two of his aides, Etekamba Umoren (Former Government House Permanent Secretary) and Mr. Udo Isobara (Former Accountant-General of Akwa-Ibom State) to allegedly steal the sum of N108.1billion.
The lawyer added that between January – December 2014 the ex-governor and his two aforementioned aides allegedly made illegal withdrawals of N22.1billion from Akwa-Ibom State Government accountant; 1010375881.
Also, he revealed that N18billion was allegedly withdrawn from FAAC account with United Bank for Africa by Udo Isobara.
That is not all; the petitioner revealed that the ex-governor used the allegedly stolen money to acquire a multibillion naira mansion at Plot 5, Okogosi Spring Close, Off Katsina-Ala Crescent, Maitama, Abuja; a multibillion naira mansion at Plot 28 Colorado Close, Maitana, Abuja; another mansion at 22 Probyn Road, Ikoyi, Lagos; a mansion at Plot 23, Olusegun Aina Street, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos and 25 Storey building on Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Sources said Barrister Leo Ekpenyong has been invited by the EFCC to provide more details on these allegations against the ex-governor and in-depth investigations has started.