The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed that it has started the investigation of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, and the acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kemebradikumo Pondei over allegations bordering on corruption and diversion of funds.
Making this revelation in an invitation letter signed by the Head, Economic Governance Section, Adebayo Adeniyi, and retrieved by Afriupdate on Wednesday, the commission confirmed that it had already commenced an investigation into the activities of NDDC MD and the Minister.
The commission in the letter invited Deji Adeyanju to come to clarify some of the allegations he levelled against Akpabio and Pondei.
Addressed to Foundation for True Freedom and Good Governance, a group led by Adeyanju, the invitation letter was in response to a petition by the foundation calling for the investigation of Akpabio and Pondei over corruption allegations
“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 letter read in part.
The leadership of the NDDC is currently being investigated by the National Assembly for allegedly mismanaging N80bn.