Reports had it that Akpabio allegedly bribed Malami, with $5million to secure the appointment of a Sole Administrator for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
But, Malami had denied the report, saying those behind the report should provide evidence to backup their claim.
Reacting, Akapbio also described the reports as false.
This was contained in a statement by Akapbio’s Chief Press Secretary, Anietie Ekong, who insisted that the report was the handiwork of mischief-makers.
“The attention of the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has been drawn to a piece of fake news which claimed that Senator Akpabio 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 story is a desperate attempt by some unscrupulous bloggers to impugn the integrity of the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and the Honourable Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami as the claim is not only spurious but utterly ridiculous,” the statement said.