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Alleged $115m Diezani Bribe: Ex-Akwa Ibom Gov Arrested For Receiving N450m


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.

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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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