Mr. Miebi Bribena, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State, has been reportedly arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged contract scam at the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
Bribena, said to be a major beneficiary of the PAP Amnesty, was arrested early on Wednesday by operatives of the anti-graft agency.
He was said to have be taken to the agency’s headquarters in Wuse in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, where he was quizzed for several hours.
He was still being detained at the EFCC office as of the time of this report.
It was learnt that Bribena was being interrogated over allegations that he absconded after collecting huge mobilisation fees from the Amnesty office without executing the contract for which he was paid.
Bribena was said to have collected about 95 per cent of the contract sum but that nothing was on the ground to justify the amount collected.
The Director, Media and Publicity, Sylva-Igiri Campaign Organisation, Chief Nathan Egba, while reacting to Bribena’s arrest, said he had not been fully briefed on the matter.
He, however, clarified that Bribena was not a spokesman for Sylva but a member of the APC.
“If the arrest is true, it means that Muhammadu Buhari is a President who does not shield anybody from corruption, irrespective of whether you are an APC member or not. However, I have not been fully briefed on the matter,” he said.