One of Nsima Ekere’s cronies, Mr. Abasiono Okon is currently cooling off his feet in police net over an alleged N180million fraud he committed over last 2years in Akwa Ibom State, Mega Times can assertively report.
In the last few days, seven (7) petitions were received and approved by the police command for investigations over various cases of fraud involving Okon.
Abasiono Okon is a newly recruited chieftain of Ikono APC whose defection ceremony was witnessed by APC State Chairman Mr Ini Okopido and Senator Aloysius Etok.
Abasiono was one of the aspirants for Ikono State Constituency seat on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the just concluded party primaries who lost woefully to Hon Asuquo Nana (Mbakara). He was arrested by the police a fortnight ago and is still currently in detention. Though attempts were made to take him off the police net but his bail was considered a flight risk.
He is alleged to have defrauded people to the tune of N180 million under false claims of having a personal relationship with government project teams and Finance and General Purpose Commitee (FGPC) which he deployed as bait to sway his victims with fake contract papers and other promises of giving them jobs and facilitating their appointments into the government.
With police investigations confirming several lodgements into his personal account. Abasiono Okon in his confessional statement to the police had allegedly admitted guilt on all the allegations of fraud leveled against him by people he allegedly defrauded to garner money for his electioneering.
However, by the support of some Ikono notable APC chieftains and in an apparent attempt to vent his anger and frustration on Obong Emmanuel Ukpong-Udo (aka Macaire), the leading candidate to Ikono/Ini House of Representives seat and on whose coattail he, Abasiono wanted to ride on to win the party nomination, he resorted to allegedly blackmailing and robing Macaire into the criminal charges laid against him.
The APC governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Nsima Ekere, who is currently facing massive protest in his NDDC office in Port Harcourt, Rivers State is highly piqued by this double-fold embarrassment and is making frantic effort to take Abasiono off the hook.