By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye
The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied any connection with the alleged bribery of Justices of the Supreme Court.
A sensational story making the rounds in the social media had alleged that the senator was scared over the ordeal of the Judges.
A statement by the Special Assistant to the Senate Minority Leader, Mr Anietie Ekong described the story as being ” spurious, baseless, false and the figment of the imagination of mischief makers who concocted it. Their frantic and desperate attempt to link Senator Akpabio with the saga is to tarnish his image in their continuing pull-him-down syndrome, which has increased in intensity since the party lost Akwa Ibom State.
According to the statement “the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state most emphatically that Senator Akpabio is in no way involved in the alleged bribery of Supreme Court judges and so has no reason whatsoever to be scared over the arrest of the Judges. He has had no contact with any Judge with the intention of bribing them.”
Continuing, the statement said: “In the last few years, Senator Akpabio’s only contact with Supreme Court Justices was on December 13, 2015 when as the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters the members, led by the Chairman of the Committee, Senator David Umaru paid a courtesy visit to the Chief Justice of the Federation and other Supreme Court Justices. After the event which was widely reported the Supreme Court Justices and members of the committee took group photographs.