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‘I wasn’t arrested’ – ex-gov. says he voluntarily honoured EFCC’s invitation

Former governor of Akwa Ibom state and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has denied viral media reports that he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to a series of tweets from his handle, he voluntarily honoured the EFCC's invitation to answer some questions regarding a petition brought against him.

An Abuja-based lawyer Leo Ekpenyong had petitioned the EFCC and President Muhammadu Buhari, calling for the ex-governor's probe for for looting Akwa Ibom state treasury.

He alleged that between January and December 2014, the ex-governor colluded with two of his top aides to steal N108.1 billion from the state’s treasury.

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