Akwa Ibom State governorship candidate, Senator, Bassey Akpan, bags 42yrs imprisonment over N254m fraud
The governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in Akwa Ibom State, Senator Bassey Akpan, has been sentenced to 42 years in a correctional facility by a Federal High Court sitting Uyo for corruption.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum Upstream was arraigned by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Channel Television reports that the convict has been taken to Ikot Ekpene Custodial Centre, Akwa Ibom State, to serve his term.
He was accused of receiving bribes for 12 cars worth N254million from an oil marketer Olajide Omokore during his (Akpan’s) tenure (2010-2014) as Commissioner for Finance in Akwa Ibom State.