Alleged N108bn Fraud: EFCC Takes Control Of Akpabio’s Wife’s School

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Alleged N108bn Fraud: EFCC Takes Control Of Akpabio’s Wife’s School

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized a school allegedly belonging to Unoma Akpabio, wife of former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio.

The seizure, it was learnt, is not unconnected to the ongoing investigation of her husband, Mr Akpabio, who has been accused by the premier anti-graft agency of alleged N108bn fraud during his tenure from 2007 to 2015.

It is understood that the school, St. John Paul II School, in Shelter Afrique, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, had been marked “under investigation by EFCC.”

The school, it was learnt, had been under the watchful eyes of the EFCC considering the enormous amount said to have been sunk into its construction.

Although, on Wednesday, normal academic activities were still ongoing in the school, but a police van was stationed outside the gate.

A senior operative at the EFCC confirmed that the school had been seized.

“I understand our operatives were recently in Akwa Ibom and did mark a school as ‘under investigation,’” he said.

The spotlight beamed on him last year when he was first quizzed by detectives following a series of petitions written against him.

Akpabio, who is now the Senate Minority Leader, was accused of embezzling public funds while he was governor of the oil-rich state.



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