- The reports that a call for probe into the activities of Godswill Akpabio by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege have been dismissed
- The viral claimed were debunked by the deputy Senate president on Sunday, June 7
- Omo-Agege said that he never at any time urged the EFCC to investigate allegations of corruption against the minister of Niger Delta affairs
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the deputy Senate president, has reacted to viral claims that he called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate allegations of corruption against Senator Godswill Akpabio.
There has been a report that Senator Omo-Agege directed the clerk of the National Assembly, Nelson Ayewoh to write Ibrahim Magu, the head of the anti-graft agency to probe the minister of Niger Delta affairs.
The deputy Senate president, in a statement signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yomi Odunuga, said that such a claim is fake.
Odunuga in the statement clearly pointed out that the claim is the handy work of persons with criminal intent.
The media aide specifically said: “This office hereby states that the said letter is false, fake, malicious, mischievous and vexatious.
"This Office never instructed the clerk of the Senate, or in fact any person, to write to or contact the EFCC in relation to any person."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that more revelations were unfolding following the order of President Muhammadu Buhari for a forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
There had been claims and confirmed reports that many NDDC projects were left uncompleted in oil-rich states of the country due to non-release of funds by the then leadership of the commission.
Akpabio had said that some firms, especially banks, who were scared of being indicted were coming forward to make refunds to the NDDC.
Akpabio specifically said: “I know of a bank that came to say they have $70 million from 2006, one also came to say N170 million had been abandoned, I’ve forgotten in which administrations in the last 11 years, they said they are ready to refund.
“I think people were treating the place as an ATM, where you just walk in there to go and pluck money and go away, I don’t think they were looking at it as an interventionist agency.”
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