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Politics of Friday, 22 May 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Keyamo speaks on leading EFCC team to prosecute Akpabio

Festus Keyamo Festus Keyamo

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, has reacted to claims that he once prosecuted Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs.

Keyamo is said to have represented the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to prosecute Akpabio who was the governor of Akwa Ibom State.

Reacting to the information, Keyamo rubbished it as nonsense as he revealed that Akpabio has never been arraigned by the EFCC to the best of his knowledge.

He wrote: “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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