The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has started an investigation into allegations of massive corruption and financial recklessness levelled against the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio and acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei.
The EFCC revealed this in an invitation letter addressed to a watchdog group, Foundation for True Freedom and Good Governance, led by Deji Adeyanju.
The letter, signed by the Head, Economic Governance Section, Adebayo Adeniyi, dated August 14, 2020, with reference number 3000/EFCC/ABJ/HQ/EG/T.6/Vol4/044, is titled, ‘Re: Request for Investigation of Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, and Prof. Daniel Pondei, acting MD NDDC over Corruption Allegations of Diversion of Public Funds’
In the letter, the EFCC asked Mr. Adeyanju to come to clarify some of the allegations.
It read partly, “We write to acknowledge the receipt of your petition dated August 3, 2020 in respect of the above subject and to inform you that investigation into the case has commenced.
“In view of the above, you are kindly requested to attend an interview with the undersigned through the O/C team six on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at EFCC headquarters third floor.”
The NDDC is being probed by the National Assembly for allegedly mismanaging N80bn.