Egalitarian Voice
Online news outfit that comes with credible and factual news
Click Here
Our Commitment
We are committed to give latest news and update all over the world. We give valid news, events and occurence around the globe
Click Here

Drama In Senate As New EFCC Chairman Uses Akpabio As Example Of Fraud Case Under Investigation

Drama In Senate As New EFCC Chairman Uses Akpabio As Example Of Fraud Case Under Investigation


There was a mild drama in the Senate on Wednesday during the screening of Mr Ola Olukoyede as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Olukoyede, had cited the name of the Senate President, as an example in his presentation on investigating a graft case. However, he suddenly stopped when he noticed the mood of lawmakers in the Chamber. “If we are investigating the Senate President for example…” Olukoyede said, prompting lawmakers to burst into laughter.

But the laughter became louder when Senator Godswill Akpabio told the EFCC Chairman-nominee not to use his name as an example in the investigation of a corruption case.

Akpabio said, “I’m very glad that the nominee wants to use the Senate President as an example. But Mr nominee, leave the Senate President for now, look at this direction (pointing at the seats of opposition lawmakers).”

Mr Olukoyede, after the loud laughter, continued his speech without mentioning anyone’s name, saying


“If you are fighting corruption, you become the enemy of everybody.”

Recall that Akpabio has a N108.1 billion alleged theft of funds case before the anti-graft agency.

The EFCC started investigation of the former Akwa Ibom governor after a petition by an Abuja-based lawyer and activist, Leo Ekpenyong. The commission had detained Akpabio over alleged fraud, but he has consistently maintained innocence. Meanwhile, the status of the case is currently unknown.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

Segun Akinlabi

Media Blogger

EgalitarianVoice is a subsidiary of EGALITARIAN MEDIA HUB, it is a blog that keeps you up to date latest news and updates all around the world.

Our articles are written by real life geeks, seasoned and experienced authors.

The site is committed to secure your right cus your voice must be heard and advertisement of your products & services.

The site is managed by Egalitarian Segun AKINLABI who is the Editor-in-chief, others editors from Egalitarian Team Oyo State, Nigeria.


Featured Posts