Seize any money I own in foreign accounts – Akpabio dares Buhari
A former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator
Godswill Akpabio has denied owning any property in
Dubai, United Arab Emirate or any other foreign
country. He then challenged the President Muhammadu
Buhari-led administration to seize any money found in
a foreign bank account bearing his name.
The Senate Minority Leader stated this on Friday in a
statement issued by his media assistant, Anietie Ekong,
where he denied a newspaper report that he had made
a secret attempt to withdraw $7.2 billion from banks in
Dubai, United Arab Emirate, through channels in the
Central Bank of Nigeria.
It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari
had recently signed agreements with the United Arab
Emirate on the repatriation of Nigeria’s stolen funds
deposited in that country.
unsettled corrupt, former and serving Nigerians
officials, who have unexplained wealth and property
Noting that the media report against him was
sponsored by his political opponents, Akpabio said the
government should investigate the source of such
money and also prosecute its owner.
According to him, “We challenge these purveyors of
falsehood to publish the full details of the purported
$7.2 billion account and we urge the Federal
Government of Nigeria to seize such sum and
prosecute the owner if it does exist.
“People should learn to accept the outcome of elections
and stop this kind of dangerous propaganda in the
name of politics,” he stated.