Gov. Emmanuel undermines lawful suit against Barr. Ekpenyong over $1.5m bribe allegation

Gov. Emmanuel undermines lawful suit against Barr. Ekpenyong over $1.5m bribe allegation

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has taken steps to organize a lawful activity against one Barr. Leo Ekpenyong, over charge of 1.5 million dollars pay off he leveled against him (Gov. Emmanuel) on the off chance that he neglected to substantiate his charges with proof within seven days. The legal advisor had in a meeting with a nearby newspaper in Uyo claimed that gov. Emmanuel doled out 1.5million dollars to the board Chairman, Justice W.O. Akanbi, to verify equity for the Peoples Democratic Party in the request documented by Godswill Akpabio testing the decision of Chris Ekpeyong.

He blamed the representative for attempting to twist the course of equity for Chris Ekpenyong and the PDP.

According to him, “Equity W. O. Akanbi, who many idea was an upright Judge, has gotten an astounding $1.5million US Dollars from representative Udom Emmanuel and has enlisted one Justice Ebetu, another Judge from Bayelsa state to participate in the equity available to be purchased trick.

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“Akanbi has plainly discarded equity in inclination for senator Udom’s Greek blessing, since, as indicated by him, he (Akanbi) has just two years to resign”.

Aggravated by the cases, Governor Emmanuel through the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Uwemedimo Nwoko, Esq depicted the claims as fake as well as ethically indefensible and lawfully at fault.

He said if the Barrister neglects to back up his cases with proof and distribute same in three respectable national papers inside seven days of this production, he would be made to confront the full weight of the law.

The announcement by the Attorney general peruses in parts, “We state most completely and with no quibble that there is positively no scintilla of truth in Leo Ekpenyong’s wild and unsubstantiable charges. His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel does not know and has never met Honorable Justice Akanbi or some other Judge on the Panel.

“His Excellency, has reached or through an intermediary with any of the Judges, It is, along these lines, most uncharitable and unconscionable for Leo Ekpenyong and his compensation experts to endeavor to waste and bring to notoriety the sterling notoriety and character of Governor Emmanuel.

“Advodate Leo Ekpenyong is known to be a sequential blackmailer. He was known to be the driving force of the considerable number of petitions against Chief Godswill Akpabio, the previous Governor of Akwa Ibom State and now Minister of Niger Delta Affairs to the EFCC and ICPC until Akpabio capitulated to his extortion and liberally paid him to reiterate.

“Give us a chance to state vehemently here that Leo Ekpenyong has taken his exchange of shakedown crosswise over redlines. We request that Leo Ekpenyong should deliver the truthful proof to build up his claims against His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel within Seven (7) days of this production and distribute same in any event three (3) respectable National Newspapers. On the off chance that he neglects to do as such, we will be left with no alternative however to convey the full weight of the law, both common and criminal, against him.”

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