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Friday, 22 May 2020

I was never engaged by the EFCC to prosecute Senator Akpabio - Festus Keyamo

                                I was never engaged by the EFCC to prosecute Senator Akpabio - Festus Keyamo
Minister of State for Labour and Employment, who is also a renowned lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has finally 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.

Festus Keyamo in his tweets stated 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. 

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

Keyamo 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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