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EFCC detains senator for receiving N303m vehicles

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the lawmaker representing Akwa Ibom North-East senatorial district, Senator Bassey Akpan,  for allegedly receiving vehicles worth N303m from oil magnate, Babajide Omokore, who is under trial for alleged fraud.

 According to an EFCC report, Akpan while serving as a Commissioner for Finance under the government of Senator Godswill Akpabio, allegedly gave contracts to Omokore worth billions of naira.

The vehicles were believed to be kickbacks.

It was learnt that Akpan was arrested by the anti-graft agency on Tuesday.

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