I did not authorize any letter asking to investigate Akpabio- Deputy Senate President

I did not authorize any letter asking EFCC to investigate Akpabio- Deputy Senate President

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Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege has denied asking the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.

He said he did not consent to a “fake” letter asking the Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, to investigate the minister.

A statement by his spokesman, Yomi Odunuga, reads:

“The attention of the Office of the Deputy President of the Senate has been drawn to a letter dated 7th May, 2020, purportedly written by the Clerk of the Senate, acting on behalf of the Office of Deputy President of the Senate, requesting the Chairman of the EFCC to investigate and monitor the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and one other.

“This Office hereby states that the said letter is false, fake, malicious, mischievous and vexatious.

“This Office never instructed the Clerk of the Senate, or in fact any person, to write to or contact the EFCC in relation to any person.

“In the light of the foregoing, we wish to urge the public to disregard the fake letter, same being the handiwork of a person or persons with criminal intents.”

Godswill Akpabio is currently facing an investigation over misappropriation of NDDC funds.

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