The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested an erstwhile military administrator of Akwa Ibom State and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Idongesit Nkanga.
Nkanga is on the hot seat for allegedly collecting N450,000,000 (Four Hundred and Fifty Million Naira only) from the $115million deposited by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, with Fidelity Bank Plc.
Premium Times reports that the former governor was picked in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Monday.
The former military boss reportedly collected the money in two tranches, from a certain Saint-Anthony Ejiowu, a staff of Fidelity Bank in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
The first tranche of the money – N350,000,000 (Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Million Naira only) was paid to the politician on March 27, 2015, the source said.
Mr. Nkanga allegedly received the second tranche of N100,000,000 (One Hundred Million Naira only) on March 31, 2015.
“He is in the custody of the EFCC and would be charged to court soon,” an official of the anti-graft commission said.