The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has spoken on the claim that he led the prosecution team of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, against Godswill Akapbio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs.
The Minister noted that he had never worked with the anti-graft agency to prosecute the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Akpabio.
Keyamo further stated that the anti-corruption agency has never charged or arraigned Akpabio before any court of law in Nigeria over any offence.
The Minister in a post on his official Twitter account wondered how he was engaged by EFCC to prosecute a non-existent charge.
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?”
Akpabio has come under serious criticism from Nigerians due to the fraud allegations in the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
Article Source: https://www.naijanews.com/2020/05/22/keyamo-speaks-on-efcc-hiring-him-to-prosecute-akpabio/