EFCC Detains Ex-MILAD For N450m Election Bribery Scandal

Idongesit NkangaThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former Military Administrator of Akwa Ibom State, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (rtd), for collecting about N450 million from the N23.29 billion ($115m) election bribery cash.
Nkanga, who is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was arrested in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital yesterday.
The former MILAD was said to have collected the money in two tranches from Saint-Anthony Ejiowu, a member of staff of Fidelity Bank in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Mr. Nkanga is said to be in the custody of the EFCC and will be charged to court soon.
A highly-placed source 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 tranche 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”.

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