N500Million Election Bribe: EFCC Quiz Imoke

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By CrossRiverWatch admin

Liyel Imoke, former governor of Cross River State
Liyel Imoke, former governor of Cross River State

CrossRiverWatch has gathered reliably from sources in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC that former Cross River State Governor Liyel Imoke was yesterday quizzed at the Port Harcourt office of the Commission over his alleged involvement in the N23.29billion election bribe scandal.

An operative of the Commission told CrossRivrWatch that Imoke was invited by the Commission to appear in their South South zonal office after his name featured prominently in the statement of the immediate past State Chairman of PDP, Ntufam John Okon who was arrested last week for receiving N500million.

Ntufam John Okon whose tenure ended on Tuesday after the PDP State Congress, is alleged to have collected N500million from the Calabar branch of Fidelity Bank in March, 2015. He is currently on bail but Imoke was said to have arrived the Commission at 10am yesterday and investigators began quizzing him about an hour after his arrival.

Our sources say he was asked to go after the interrogation but he is scheduled to report back to the Commission on a later date.

The EFCC has said that the election bribe scandal cash allegedly came from the $115million which former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke lodged with Fidelity Bank. They add that the money was proceeds from stolen crude which was distributed as bribe for Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials to change the results of last year’s elections.

Several oil firms, Directors of oil companies, Banks and INEC officials, including the Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC), are under investigation.

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