The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio has reacted to news making the rounds that he paid a $5 million bribe to the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, to secure the appointment of a Sole Administrator for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Chief Press Secretary to the Minister, Anietie Ekong, in a statement made available to newsmen, denied the report saying those behind it should provide evidence to back up their claim.
The statement reads: “Senator Godswill Akpabio said his attention has been drawn to a piece of fake news which claimed that he paid $5 million bribe to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and others to secure the appointment of a Sole Administrator for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
“The Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs stated categorically that ‘this is a piece of malicious concoction manufactured from the pit of hell by mischief-makers. It is a figment of the imagination of the author of the fake news. Senator Akpabio denies the story in its entirety. The authors of the fake news should be ready to back up their claim or face the full wrath of the law,” the statement read in part.