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EFCC Arrests Sacked NIMASA Boss Over Alleged Multibillion Naira Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency  (NIMASA), Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi, two weeks after President Buhari fired him from his post.

According to Premium Times, Akpobolokemi was arrested in Lagos on Thursday morning and detained at the EFCC office.

An unnamed NIMASA source told the publication:

“He was taken in this morning around 10 a.m….some of our other officials have also been summoned while EFCC operatives have been conducting discreet investigation here. There is tension everywhere.

One of our people just returned from EFCC and he told me the former DG is still there, sweating profusely as he was being questioned by investigators.

For instance, they wanted to know how a whopping N13 billion was spent on the acquisition of land for the permanent site of the Nigerian Maritime University in Delta.

They also asked about other transactions they believed were fraudulent, including transfers of millions of dollars from NIMASA accounts to other accounts.”

The report further states “President Muhammadu Buhari had on July 16 sacked Akpobolokemi and directed him to immediately hand over all government property in his possession and vacate office.”

10 Comments

  1. Ebony

    July 31, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Lol. APC/Buhari’s eyes have always been on him. Saw the firing coming, saw this coming too

  2. ademola

    July 31, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Wow! Imagine the poverty out there! This people are wicked!

  3. Grace

    July 31, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Likes seriously? Aha,Nigeria. And we are here complaning daily,so people dont even have food to eat,a place to sleep let a alone a good medical service/insurance policy,no good roads,nothing. We are suffering and smiling and one man just one man and his cohourts(as he cant be alone)are just stealing and stealing and stealing,living very comfortable with the best houses,security,food,cars travels and all that. smh

  4. observer

    July 31, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Buhari! I am happy you seem to be fighting corruption but as it stands it is PDP and southerners tilted!

    My advice,fight all, APC and Northern alike!

    Do not break Nigeria! Never in history have we had it this cracked! We voted you because I thought you have changed. Take back your 97% and 5% comment as it is playing out too obvious. If you continue to be tribal then APC is dead on arrival.
    You sacked NIMASA boss and he was replaced by a South Easterner, but you kinsmen claimed it and unseated the Igbo man yet you kept silent! People are watching, hatred is building up.

    Letter from a true Nigerian.

    • Beeeee

      July 31, 2015 at 10:56 am

      I am surprised BN didn’t post that video of Buhari saying the 97% thing sef. I would have loved to see the debate

    • Hian!

      July 31, 2015 at 11:16 am

      Dasuki (Sokoto), Nyako (Adamawa), Lamido (Jigawa), Dakingari’s wife (Kebbi), Hajiya Baraka Sani (Kano). Na wa for u ooo. It is well!

    • observer

      July 31, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      These people you mentioned are PDP associates! Say something else

  5. Beeeee

    July 31, 2015 at 10:55 am

    How come the EFCC is arresting some people and inviting others for questioning? You invite someone for questioning and when you have enough evidence to arrest the person, you arrest them and charge them to court. We are not even going to get into the slant against PDP. I am all for the arrest of anyone that stole our money but it should be done the right way. Innocent until proven guilty.

    • nene+

      July 31, 2015 at 2:20 pm

      BN was being Economical with such sectarian, tumultuous,divisive, hostile,partisan, mutinous and disputatious words.
      Buhari ageing disputatiously!

  6. Toni

    August 1, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Nene+’ you are very rude.

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