I never prosecuted Goodswill Akpabio on behalf of EFCC’ – Festus Keyamo

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Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment has denied ever prosecuting the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.

A report in The Guardian newspaper published on September 27 had alleged that Mr Keyamo prosecuted Akpabio on behalf of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Keyamo, however, in a letter to the head of politics at The Guardian, Anote Ajeluorou, sought a retraction of the report.

“In the said article, there was a clear factual inaccuracy when you suggested that I was engaged sometime in the immediate past by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to prosecute Senator Godswill Akpabio for alleged graft”.

“Nothing can be farther from the truth. I decided to keep a dignified silence in the last few weeks when some mischievous and/or ill-informed individuals kept spreading that narrative in the social media.

The reason is that I do not always bother myself to respond to factually inaccurate issues concerning me that are raised from sources that are not credible news outlets, no matter how intense the discussions or debates about those issues become in the social media.