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Reports EFCC hired me to prosecute Akpabio is ‘social media nonsense’ – Keyamo

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The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has reacted to reports of leading a prosecution team of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prosecute Senator Godswill Akapbio after his tenure as the Governor of Akwa Ibom state.

It was stated by Festus Keyamo in several tweets obtained from his official Twitter page that Godswill Akpabio who is now the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs has never been charged or arraigned by the EFCC in any court of law for any offence.

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The former lawyer of the anti-graft agency also wondered how he was engaged by the EFCC to prosecute a non-existent charge.

His statement read in parts;

“Even without searching on Google the cases I have prosecuted, a simple telephone call as a journalist/writer to the spokesperson of the EFCC would have duly informed you that at no time was I ever engaged by the EFCC to prosecute Senator Godswill Akpabio and I never did.

“All the stories about that have been nothing but social media nonsense. As far as I can recollect, at no time was Senator Godswill Akpabio charged or arraigned by the EFCC in any court of law for any offence.

“So how come I was engaged to prosecute a non-existent charge?”

 

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