Nkereuwem Akpan, the Director and Project Manager of Akwa Ibom State Agency for Centre of AIDS, has been arrested by EFCC for allegedly embezzling N30million meant for HIV/AIDS programmes in the state.
According to EFCC statement: “It was also discovered that immediately the money hit Uduak’s account, he withdrew the money between November 26 and November 28, 2018, and handed it over to Akpan in cash, and Akpan in turn deposited N22 million into his private account (Life Link Specialist Laboratory) domiciled in Access Bank.”
“Further investigation showed that less than N6 million was used by the suspect for the purposes for which the N30 million was released. During interrogation, the suspect confessed that the essence of instructing the N24,600,000 to be paid into his friend’s company account and later to his company’s account was to conceal the source of the money, having originated from the SSG.”
“The suspect also confessed to using N7,120,000 to buy Christmas rice for people who helped in contacting the authority for the release of the said money.”