As the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC delving deep into the slush fund allegedly used by former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke to bribe and aid election of former President Goodluck Jonathan, a former military administrator of Akwa-Ibom State, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga( rtd), was named and has been arrested by the antigraft agency.
Nkanga, who is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), was arrested for collecting about N450million from the N23.29billion ($115m) poll bribery cash, News Punch has learnt according to The Nation Newspaper. He was said to be arrested in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital
A highly-placed source according to The Nation said : “A former Military Administrator of Akwa Ibom State and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga( rtd) has been arrested by EFCC operatives for collecting a sum of N450,000,000 from the sleazy $115million deposited by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison- Madueke with Fidelity Bank, Plc.
“He was arrested in Port- Harcourt, Rivers State on Monday. Nkanga was alleged to have collected the money in two tranches, from a staff of Fidelity Bank in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State: Mr. Saint- Anthony Ejiowu.
” The first tranch of the money, a sum of N350,000,000( Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Million Naira only) was collected on March 27, 2015 while the second tranch of N100,000,000( One Hundred Million Naira only) was collected on March 31, 2015. Nkanga signed for the two tranches.
“He is in the custody of the EFCC and would be charged to court soon.”