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Governor Akpabio N50 Million Donation Fraud: “Arrest Stephanie Okereke, Others” – Nollywood Producers Petition EFCC

Sept 2nd, 2013 – Governor Akpabio N50 Million Donation Fraud: “Arrest Stephanie Okereke, Others” – Nollywood Producers Petition EFCC

Association of Nollywood Core Producers, ANCOP have called for the arrest of Nollywood actress Stephanie Okereke and others who allegedly received N50 million donation from Akwa Ibom ‘father christmas’ governor Godswill Akpabio few months ago.

The group who recently petitioned EFCC & SFU are calling for a full investigation on how the 50 million naira donation ended up in the account of one of those who visited Governor Akpabio in June.

We learnt Akpabio gave all of them N500,000 each apart from the whopping 50M taken from Akwa Ibom state’ resources.

Here is a copy of the petition dated 19th of August, 2013:

“On June 15, 2013, news broke out that some Nollywood stakeholders under the auspices of a non-existent ‘Guild of Nollywood Stars’ visited Governor Akpabio in his office in Uyo for the purpose of collecting the N50 million pledge to Nollywood.

“The Governor presented to the visitors a prototype post-dated (25-06- 2013) Zenith bank cheque number 00063639 with Akwa Ibom State Government as the account name, issued in favour of Guild of Nollywood Stars. “We also gathered that the Governor, in his usual generosity, gave each of the visitors N500, 000 cash. “Expectedly, the massive publicity given to the entire episode by the press generated heated debates. In fact, it polarised the industry till today.

“Suspecting fraud, ANCOP immediately raised the red flag when it queried the use of a non-existent ‘Guild of Nollywood Stars’ to access the N50 million pledge, by those who visited Governor Akpabio.

“We are demanding that you immediately commence a full-blown investigation into the alleged fraudent act over the N50 million Governor Akpabio gave to Nollywood to carry out a specific task but now domiciled in the account of one of the the over 30 associations and guilds in Nollywood…Sir, anything short of this is an invitation to anarchy in Nollywood.”

No wonder they were all smiling gracefully for the camera.

N500,000 each is not a small money o.

In a state where 80% of their graduates are unemployed.



  1. nollywood critic

    September 2, 2013 at 4:39 AM

    Hahahah nollywood producers want their own share of the donation.
    I sense politics here

  2. Nwoye Igweagu

    September 2, 2013 at 8:21 AM

    A “clean” Nigerian is a Nigerian who has not gotten opportunity to public fund ( to be able to steal it ) or a Nigerian whose manners of stealing has not been discovered .

    • udeme john

      September 3, 2013 at 7:24 PM

      Sir, u are right, but that Governor is just wasting Public Fund for his own selfish interest

  3. igede chidi jacobs

    September 2, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    That is a generously nollywood national cake so,ldt them share it together b/c it is a collective efort that made the 50 megas successful. And you mr producer your not a sharp guy if not thier are many ways of killing fish or that you intentionaly want to ternish thier image

  4. Zeezy

    September 2, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Hmmmmmm! Na small shit dey spoil nyash!

  5. edidiong

    September 2, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Y will abpabio giv such money to dem.dont he knw dat there is a lot of project dat need to be done wit such money in akwa-ibom.

  6. Isaac godwin

    September 2, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Hmmm…just look at the unemployment rate,then he is busy being father christmax.

  7. Jumia Coker

    September 2, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    I hear they used Stephanie as a tool to get the money.
    she passed a night with the governor. i pity her husband

  8. D Hunter

    September 2, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Huuuumm, givers never lack.

  9. ben

    September 2, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    jumia coker u may be right bcos notin is free on earth! Somosne gaz to pay.

  10. Ozone Baba

    September 2, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    what is happening in Nigeria today is not only corruption but som sorts of greediness. Any human being who has no shame can do any form of evil to make money. Shame to them all.

  11. i knw all

    September 2, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    tatafoo! oya mak we hear sumtin jare@ jumia coker. if en dy easy, y u no go f##k am ursef #badbelle… mre kudos 2 u @ fada christmas¤lol¤

  12. Pat Paddy

    September 2, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    It is rather sad that a Governor would openly waste his state resources unchecked. In more democratized society no Governor would do such with impunity. It unheard of the in America or even India, that a Governor would openly/publicly give such donation without the legal institution springing into action to instituting a legal proceeding and the legislators petitioning the Governor.

  13. udeme john

    September 3, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    they are some people in Akwa Ibom state that are looking for something to eat, and they even some place in Akwa Ibom state where they don’t have road and light particularly in my place, is that money not enough to do of those things? Instead of wasting it on those criminals

  14. Ezenwaka nduka

    September 4, 2013 at 5:55 AM

    For a governor to waste that amount of money on philantropist basis shows that they are far from hearing the plight of the people on unemployment basis.that money when use to open up a venture will get somany employed even when use to empower uneployed youth will go a long way.what a mess up of scare resources

  15. Uko'etim

    September 7, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    50M no b smal mony ooo nt 2 talk of 500T givin 2 each dat visit d govt office. LGA chairman bin run go USA wit a huge sum of EGO, telin press dat he ws 2 share 2 his brodars ova der. I doubt dis kind state wit 80% her graduates unemployed yet still dem stil dy get mind shower peple wey don alredy c enough mony wit mony wey fit feed community as a whole. Our mony….

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