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Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by Nobody: 11:34am On Jul 21, 2013
The missing dollars were actually removed by a driver, and concealed in an air conditioner.

Bundles of mint-fresh dollars, valued at over $250,000 (about N40 million), which reportedly disappeared late last month from Governor Godswill Akpabio’s bedroom at the Akwa Ibom state governor’s lodge in Asokoro, Abuja, have been recovered intact.

News website, SaharaReporters, had last month reported that the missing dollars, kept in drawers in the governor’s bedroom, were stolen while he was away dinning with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Aso Rock Villa a fortnight ago.

But PREMIUM TIMES has now learnt that the missing money was recovered a week after it disappeared.

It was found by an electrician invited to carry out minor repairs on one of the air conditioners inside the governor’s bedroom at the lodge.

Mr. Akpabio, who is well known for his profligacy with state funds, had reportedly ordered the dismissal of three stewards working at the lodge, suspecting they stole the funds.

However, unknown to the governor, the trio knew nothing about the missing money.

The culprit, a senior Akwa Ibom officials close to the governor said, was actually one of the drivers attached to the office of the governor’s Special Representative in Abuja, who is the caretaker of the lodge.

The driver reportedly sneaked into the governor’s room and removed the dollars from where they were kept. But because of the security around that section of the lodge, he cleverly tucked them inside the compartment of the air conditioner until a more convenient time he would be able to smuggle his fortune out.

Officials, who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES, said a week after the money was declared missing, it was observed that one of the air conditioners in the governor’s bedroom malfunctioned.

The driver plotting to steal money was, ironically, detailed to fetch an electrician to fix the failing AC ahead of the governor’s next visit. The electrician was called in as he had handled similar repairs in the past at the lodge.

On their way to the lodge, according to officials, the driver confessed to the technician how he had left “something” valuable inside the air conditioner, and which he expected him to retrieve for him, promising a huge reward if he did so successfully.

However, because of the extra security arrangement in place around the lodge following the incident, it was learnt that it proved difficult for the electrician to deliver on his promise, as one of the security operatives working at the lodge was promptly detailed to supervise the repairs.

On opening the air conditioner for repairs, the electrician was reportedly surprised that true to the driver’s earlier hint, there was a carefully wrapped parcel inside the appliance, preventing the system from functioning normally.

The electrician was said to have promptly alerted the security operative detailed to work with him about his find; and on opening the parcel, it was discovered that bundles of the missing money were actually inside.

Afraid he might be held as suspect in the incident, the electrician reportedly confessed to the operative about the favour the driver had sought from him on their way to the lodge.

The money was promptly handed over to the governor’s aide, who on breaking the good news to the governor, was ordered to give the electrician N1million cash as reward, while the dismissed stewards should be recalled immediately, although they were redeployed to other assignments.

The fate of the driver remained unclear at the time of the report.

http://premiumtimesng.com/news/141375-electrician-recovers-gov-akpabios-missing-dollars-gets-n1m-reward.html
Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by Nobody: 11:36am On Jul 21, 2013
@Mod..tnx for the editing. kiss
Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by donem: 11:37am On Jul 21, 2013
Very Honest Electrician
Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by Maxymilliano(m): 11:39am On Jul 21, 2013
Amazing..... Perhaps they were taken to the vent by a rat!

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Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by 1025: 11:44am On Jul 21, 2013
this is the worst electrician nigeria has produced. if i may ask, is akpabio and other useless politicians not part of the much politicized cash-less society law rolled out for the poor masses?
how many laws do we have here in nigeria?

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Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by Nobody: 11:46am On Jul 21, 2013
1025: this is the worst electrician nigeria has produced.
lmao, God will reward the electrician

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Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by nas4q(m): 11:48am On Jul 21, 2013
A giant one at that hihihi
Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by temhab(f): 11:53am On Jul 21, 2013
cool He is a good citizentongue
Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by boron10(m): 11:58am On Jul 21, 2013
Are there people who are immune to money laundering crime in Nigeria?

If the electrician were to be my father or a family member, I'd sell all his properties and donate the proceed to an orphanage. Bumkum!! angry

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Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by bobo09: 12:08pm On Jul 21, 2013
donem: Very Honest Electrician
what makes him faithful, he already has d knowledge about d money being kept.
If nt 4 d security he would have escaped with d money afterall he planned it with his friend

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Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by mkoabiola: 12:35pm On Jul 21, 2013
Very interesting super story

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Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by Nobody: 12:49pm On Jul 21, 2013
He found it. Estimated 40million naira, but was given just 1 million? Hmmmhm
Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by zeelo2014: 12:49pm On Jul 21, 2013
The electrician ought to have re-stole the money cos at this point the governor stole it from the coffers of the state,then stolen from him by the driver.+1-(+1)=0

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Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by Ddonoflife(m): 5:07pm On Jul 21, 2013
Good of himGood of himGood of him
Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by Nobody: 5:09pm On Jul 21, 2013
Greedy Nigerians.
Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by wellmax(m): 5:12pm On Jul 21, 2013
What would he have done if there were no security operatives supervising him?

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Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by hoochay: 5:12pm On Jul 21, 2013
when will i make first 1million,hmmm
Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by MsSteph(f): 5:13pm On Jul 21, 2013
It pays to be humble

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Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by CrimzP(m): 5:15pm On Jul 21, 2013
Could it be that the Electrician didn't have the 'mind' to carry the money.....or he was just been good......#Just asking

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Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by nijanigga: 5:16pm On Jul 21, 2013
How to rob a robber? Rob-101. That's the class the electrician needed to take.
Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by julioralph(m): 5:16pm On Jul 21, 2013
donem: Very Honest Electrician
really?
Assuming say security guys no dey around, shey him go return d money?

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Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by Meringe(m): 5:18pm On Jul 21, 2013
Ije Ego Uwa
Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by biafranqueen: 5:19pm On Jul 21, 2013
So nobody questions why this ITT has $250, 000? Over 40 million NGN in is drawer embarassed look at the comments shocked
I am starting to believe that most people if given a chance to steal public funds would do worst then elected officials.
Leaders are a reflection of the people!

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Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by blackbeau1(f): 5:20pm On Jul 21, 2013
Smart electrician

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Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by isaiahethan: 5:20pm On Jul 21, 2013
Estimated 40million driver gets 1million hmmmmmm only,whose money poor Nigerians on the street begging for 5naira cool
Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by Ajengogo(m): 5:21pm On Jul 21, 2013
From what I read above, the electrician was only circumstantially honest. Period.

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Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by supaeagles(m): 5:21pm On Jul 21, 2013
mikelreal:
The fate of the driver remained unclear at the time of the report......
Probably beaten up thoroughly!! .... And this $250,000 was probably just a portion of what his Oga obviously stole from the state coffers and that should be the main story ... sad and annoying ... undecided and angry

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Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by Nobody: 5:22pm On Jul 21, 2013
Are u kidding me? That na baaaaaaaaaaaad deal 4 d driver. But even d electrician isn't honest cos he wld've complied wit d driver if not 4 d tight security.
Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by donem: 5:24pm On Jul 21, 2013
julioralph:
really?
Assuming say security guys no dey around, shey him go return d money?
Since he returned it, i think he should be granted the benefit of doubt.
Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by MAYOWAAK: 5:24pm On Jul 21, 2013
Is Apkabio's bed room also a bank strong room that houses American dollars? Ok that money must be the governor's personal savings from his salary and emoluments. Look at Akpabio!

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Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by Linoversace: 5:25pm On Jul 21, 2013
Now that the money has been recovered! How would it be accounted for? What happens to the stewards? undecided
Re: Electrician Recovers Akpabio’s Missing Dollars, Gets N1m Reward by Bluetooth2: 5:30pm On Jul 21, 2013
All akpabio knows is to squander state fund. . . Well being the arrowhead of Jonathan's 2015 presidential election bid,he's untouchable. Very smart thief !

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