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Akpabio’s Attempt To Transfer Stolen $517Million From UAE To Dominican Republic Blocked

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Akpabio’s Attempt To Transfer Stolen $517Million From UAE To Dominican Republic Blocked

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March 23, 2016 – Former Akwa Ibom State Governor Godswill Akpabio’s Attempt To Transfer Stolen $517Million From UAE To Dominican Republic Blocked, EFCC In Dubai

Former Akwa Ibom State Governor Akpabio has been placed under watch by the EFCC over his attempt to transfer stolen $517 million to the Dominican Republic from his bank accounts in the UAE.

Akpabio’s desperate attempt hit a brickwall because UAE money laundering laws are now strict.

EFCC officials arrived Dubai on Saturday to begin a proper investigation and recover the money.

This is how The Nation is reporting it:

A top source, who spoke in confidence, said: “The Federal Government team has met with those from the UAE on intelligence sharing, the list of those on EFCC radar, the number of highly-placed Nigerians with fat accounts in UAE and those with choice properties in Marina (Dubai), Bur Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha.

”Some of the former governors include one from the South-South, two from Northcentral, two from the Northeast, one from the Northwest, and one from the Southwest.

“More than six ex-ministers and a former presidential aide, who is on the run over the $2.1billion arms deals, were said to have acquired choice mansions and malls in UAE. One of the former ministers, who was alleged to own two houses in Dubai, was said to have served as a front for a former First Lady.

52 Comments

52 Comments

  1. MAIGARI

    March 23, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    ‘THIEVES’ God Almighty will catch up with you one by one

  2. Tee

    March 23, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    my people so unpatriotic, you take our money to another country for them to better their own citizen. this is treason, only capital punishment will curb this menace, drastic situation requires drastic measures!

  3. Maryf

    March 23, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    What an ole.

  4. Mae

    March 23, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    My ex governor,e don be for you…. Na you make the state dry like this…

  5. John Emeka

    March 23, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    Good job…ride on

  6. Jilo

    March 23, 2016 at 6:07 PM

    Buhari strategy is working especially in his campaign against corruption. Lets recover the loots and block the route to where these thieves are draining our resources. If these people cannot find a place to hide the stolen money, they won’t steal again. All trips that Buhari is making Abroad is now paying off. Then he can comfortably restrategize on how to make use of available resources to start rebuilding our collapse economy. Taking $517 million (#110 billion Naira) out of state coffers will definitely create a huge void in the State capital. At least Buhari is acting as a surgeon who tries to prevent Nigeria from bleeding to death. Let’s give him kudos on this.

    • prince fodio kontagora

      March 25, 2016 at 6:04 PM

      that is a good one keep it up thanks

  7. jojo

    March 23, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    just imagine, only one person. God punish you 517 million times.

    • bla

      March 24, 2016 at 7:27 PM

      God will punish him 517 million times exchange rate of naira

  8. Sunny

    March 23, 2016 at 8:58 PM

    They must vomit it all, animals!

  9. fifelomo

    March 23, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    Thieves, yet we keep saying Nigeria is broke.

  10. Ade

    March 23, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    Some foolish nigerian will still come out to supprt or fight for these thieves oo…We shud also proceed the trial on the street by stoning and condemning them whl the court of law imprison them

    • Banjo

      March 26, 2016 at 11:38 AM

      That is the problem with our ibo compatriots. They dont see anythinggood in Buhari bcos they know that their dream of Biafra cannot materialse as long as buhari is there. They di t have moral values. Akpabio and the rest will definitely not like Buhari bcos he eill not allow them to steal ad they did under the buffoon called GEJ

  11. Asiwaju Olu Mayungbe

    March 23, 2016 at 10:09 PM

    These idiots must be tried speedily and sentence to long time in prison. Why was Akpabio not imprisoned initially? hypocritical thieve. This is a man i once respect, thinking he was clean. A filthy moron.

  12. my lady

    March 23, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    when I see what they are doing with recovered fund, I will believe. scammers!

  13. Metu Nyetu

    March 24, 2016 at 4:45 AM

    Who says that this APC broom is not sweeping? Gawd! My mouth could not close when I mentioned the name of this money. $517m? That is a mouthful.

    May God Himself expose all these looters and bring them to face the grim justice duely reserved for them.

  14. mubarak

    March 24, 2016 at 4:57 AM

    Kudus to our President

  15. Amazon

    March 24, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    Criminal politicians, kudos to the EFCC

  16. Jacko wacko

    March 24, 2016 at 8:34 AM

    If true, u will not know peace for the rest of your life!! Mr Akpabio

    • jide

      March 27, 2016 at 4:47 PM

      yes i support your motion

  17. sola olaniyi

    March 24, 2016 at 9:29 AM

    OMG!

  18. ohuoba Louis Obioma

    March 24, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    He was the best govenor among his contemporaries. Immagine other govenors that did not do anything in their states like Orji Uzo Kalu and Theodore Orji (ABIA STATE) what they would cart away.

    • Chuks Stanley

      March 24, 2016 at 3:14 PM

      Being the best governor is relative. Can you compare the revenue profile of Akwa Ibo and the states you mentioned?

  19. Olanrewaju

    March 24, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    Trust nobody,even the saint ones

  20. wonder

    March 24, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    good” that’s how want it. let the stolen money be returned.

  21. yakubu

    March 25, 2016 at 6:01 AM

    Now that a lot of those wailling waillers have start to understand why Mr. President is always abroad the country will get better. We shall always remain focus on issues that affect our dear country Nigeria

  22. Dennis

    March 25, 2016 at 7:05 AM

    But my Big Guy from the South South was once denying having a bank account or owning properties in the UAE, that if any money or properties are link to him, he should be arrested. Was he telling the truth judging from the current revelations by the EFCC and the intelligence group in Dubai?

  23. Dick Collins

    March 25, 2016 at 8:59 AM

    This is a despicable act and it’s really unfortunate. May God forgive the wrongdoer.

  24. EMEKA OGORM

    March 25, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    PLEASE LET ALL OF US BE PRAYERFUL FOR OUR DEAR PRESIDENT,SO THAT GOD WILL ALWAYS PROTECT HIM ON THIS TASK OF FIGHTING ENEMY AND EVIL POLITICIANS WHO PUT OUR CITICENS ON SUFFER

  25. Kunle Fayipe

    March 25, 2016 at 11:53 AM

    Indeed,this is the best proof of his uncommon ‘transformation’of Akwa Ibom State

  26. Adamu tsado

    March 25, 2016 at 12:22 PM

    All of them should be brought to book, thieves.

  27. Bimbola

    March 25, 2016 at 1:15 PM

    OMG! $517m in one person’s pocket from one state. Imagine what the value and beauty this money would have added to Akwa Ibom state.
    This is the same man who said EFCC should arrest him if any account or property is linked to his name in any foreign country
    #istandwithbuhari

  28. Inyene.

    March 25, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    Bravo my President for a job well done. This is the type leader we cast out votes on. Heartless and insensitivity. Your cup is full, and is time to dance the music. Fool.

  29. jeoseph

    March 26, 2016 at 3:14 AM

    What can one do to god that thinks he has akwa ibom in his hand!

  30. Amobi

    March 26, 2016 at 4:44 AM

    Thank you PMB for fighting for us

  31. Gani Faibo

    March 26, 2016 at 5:18 AM

    My people you ain’t see nothing yet wait until the past president turn then you will appreciate Buhari regime, this definitely a defining moment for us to pray and support this man effort, when he was appointed I knew he is the man that God chose to rescue our Nation from this group of heartless people

  32. Kess

    March 26, 2016 at 9:13 AM

    This one I support, bcos, with these monies starched abroad
    The foreign banks could give loans at zero interest rate whereas in Nigeria, the mfb’s are struggling to get deposits to do loans at a higher interest rates

  33. suleiman ayuba

    March 26, 2016 at 11:36 AM

    1b Nigerians 1b comments with all this some Nigerians said it is APC PROPAGANDA wen will our eyes open? Open poverty has eaten us that when we hear huge sum of money we get confused and believe dia is no such money in this God blessed Nigeria God help us all LONG LIVE GMB LONG LIVE NIGERIA.

  34. Tope Stopyra

    March 26, 2016 at 1:06 PM

    I think ya’all gonna do same. It’s the Nigerian state of mind in a system that was designed to fail.

  35. Taofeek Adeleke

    March 26, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    I just pray for the President to make his 2 terms as allowed by the constitution. I know by then Nigeria would have been transformed beyond Imagination. If all the looted funds such as the one being reportedly stolen by Akpabio can be repatriated to Nigeria, there will be many jobs created and Nigerians can now wake up one day without hearing any bad news such as Boko haram, kidnapping, soka and the rest of the vices. God will continue to bless Nigeria. amen

  36. O.Ismail

    March 26, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    May God Almighty safe gourds our Dear President BUHARI To Succeed on His agenda towards Nigeria. May God let Our So call Lawyers cooperate with the Actions of Mr President. If Justice can be allowed Nigeria will change for better!

  37. O.Ismail

    March 26, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    May God Almighty safe gourds our Dear President BUHARI To Succeed on His agenda towards Nigeria. May God let Our So call Lawyers cooperate with the Actions of Mr President. If Justice can be allowed Nigeria will change for better!

  38. O.Ismail

    March 26, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    May God Almighty safe gourds our Dear President BUHARI To Succeed on His agenda towards Nigeria. May God let Our So call Lawyers cooperate with the Actions of Mr President. If Justice can be allowed Nigeria will change for better!

  39. Dahiru

    March 26, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    To God be the glory! What a high profile stealing and treason!

  40. usman Hussaini

    March 27, 2016 at 7:27 AM

    only Almighty ALLAH knows there evil plan.continue ur work pmb,nothing bad can cross ur path Insha ALLAH.

  41. Adeyemo OJ

    March 27, 2016 at 7:46 AM

    I am not surprised, that occultic man has always been a pretender all his life. Let him and his families dance to the rhythm he plays.period.

  42. jide

    March 27, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    And this idiot akpabio will be sitting in our federal house to make law for us again? my pple do know how many graduate will this money create jobs for? God will not forgive Akpabio.

  43. Hassan Abdullah

    March 27, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    You looted your country money to enrich yourself and family .kindly tell us how you are going to spend this money.Baba Buhari don’t spared this kind of heartless people

  44. Raymond Aisabor- Lawyer & Author.

    March 27, 2016 at 10:43 PM

    First of, once Akpabio is found to be the owner of this funds for real, he should made to resign his membership of the senate of the federal republic of Nigeria, tried and sent to a very long jail term, he has no shame. See how he carries on in the sacred chamber of the senate, he even grabed the senate minority leadership as soon as he completes his tenure as governor of akwa ibom state even though he is a first time member of the National Assembly. Akpabio is a power hungry and power monger.
    We hear he has cash starched in a akwa ibom state house right under the nose of his lackey Udom Emmanuel to watch over. The last time the dss raided the place the state government quickly claimed ownership of the money, a big lie yet the dss left the huge cash behind just like that now this. This guys are various.

  45. Helen Momoh

    March 29, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    The judgement of God on our corrupt leaders has just began. If we allow greed and personal agenda to die in the little indices of our daily affairs, Nigeria will take an upward turn and be great. May God continually guide and lead our God-sent President.

  46. Future

    March 31, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    We have many of this kind element of thieves in our government parastatal, why can’t Nigeria government remove him immediately and send him to long term jail bekus he has set the AKwa ibom state back ward and the Nation @ large.

  47. City

    March 31, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    why are we still allowing thieve like Akpabio to make laws for us in our government house,he should be in EFCC deny now, and we have so many of them like Bukola Saraki and many others.Oh Nigerians thieves are the one ruling us, cry out Nigerians for freedom.

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