A former Military Administrator of Akwa Ibom State and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga(retd) has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for his alleged role in the $115m bribe involving a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Punch reports that after the money was converted to N23bn, the suspect received N450m through Fidelity Bank Plc.
“He was arrested in Port- Harcourt, Rivers State on Monday. Nkanga was alleged to have collected the money in two tranches, from an employee of Fidelity Bank in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Saint- Anthony Ejiowu.
“The first tranch of the money, a sum of N350m was collected on March 27, 2015 while the second tranche of N100m was collected on March 31, 2015. Nkanga signed for the two tranches.
“He is in the custody of the EFCC and would be charged to court soon.” the source said.
The EFCC source stated that he would be charged to court soon.
It would be recalled that just last week, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, and some officials for allegedly receiving $115m from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.