Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has denied ever giving the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, a $5million bribe.
Akpabio denied the allegation that he bribed Malami to get Effiong Akwa appointed as Sole Administrator for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The former Senate Minority Leader in a statement issued by his media aide, Anietie Ekong on Saturday, January 16, faulted the report and described it as ridiculous.
The report comes two days after the Attorney General of the Federation faulted reports which alleged that he collected bribe from Akpabio.
Malami in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Umar Gwandu, on Friday, January 15, described the report as false.
The statement said the report is a fictitious and malicious publication by alleged mischief-makers. The spokesperson of the Attorney General pointed out that the story is an attempt to cast doubts on the reputation of Malami.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of an interim administrator to oversee the affairs of the NDDC.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina on Saturday, December 12, 2020. The action of the president signals the end of Kemebradikumo Pondei’s era as the boss of the interventionist agency.
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