A former Military Administrator of Akwa Ibom State and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (retd) was arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday.
Mr Idongesit Nkanga allegedly collected N450 million from the sleazy $115million deposited by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke with Fidelity Bank, Plc.
He was arrested in Port- Harcourt, Rivers State. Nkanga was alleged to have collected the money in two tranches, from a staff of Fidelity Bank in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State: Mr. Saint-Anthony Ejiowu.
The first tranch of the money, a sum of N350 million was collected on March 27, 2015 while the second tranch of N100 million was collected on March 31, 2015. Nkanga signed for the two tranches.
An EFCC source said last night that Nkanga was in their custody and would be charged to court soon.