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Tuesday 10 May 2016

Former Akwa Ibom governor arrested for receiving N450m from Diezani’s alleged $115m election Largesse

As the investigation into the funding of the PDP 2015 election campaign continues, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday arrested a former Military Administrator of Akwa Ibom State and chieftain of PDP, Idongesit Nkanga, for allegedly receiving N450 million Naira from the $115 million deposited by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke with Fidelity
Bank Plc meant for rigging the 2015 general election.‎
Premiumtimes reports that the retired air commodore was arrested in Port- Harcourt in the Rivers State. He is alleged to have collected the money in two tranches, from one Saint-Anthony Ejiowu, a staff of Fidelity Bank in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital. The first tranche of the money – N350,000,000 (Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Million Naira only) was paid to the politician on March 27th last year.

He reportedly received the second tranche of N100,000,000 (One Hundred Million Naira only) on March 31st last year.

A source in the antigraft agency said
“He is in the custody of the EFCC and would be charged to court soon,”

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