This is trouble for former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, under the military dispensation, Navy Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (retd), who has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
His arrest followed the discovery of naira for vote syndicate in the 2015 presidential election, which the former Minister for Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke was said to have budgeted about $115million.
Nkanga, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, reportedly collected N450m to influence electoral Officers in Akwa Ibom State.
He was said to have collected N450m from $115million deposited by Alison-Madueke with Fidelity Bank Plc.
Nkanga, according to sources, was arrested in Port- Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Monday, May 9.
He was alleged to have collected the money in two tranches, from one Saint-Anthony Ejiowu, a staff of Fidelity Bank in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
The first tranche of the money, N350m was paid to the politician on March 27, 2015, while he received the second tranche of N100m on March 31, 2015.
“He is in the custody of the EFCC and would be charged to court soon,” an unnamed official of EFCC said.
Many INEC Staff are under investigation for allegedly collecting huge sums of money from politicians to inflate results of the 2015 general elections.