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Saturday, November 17, 2018


...Sen. Nelson Effiong Fingered.

A Local Government Chapter Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Okon Efiong Ebieme has been nabbed by the men of the Nigeria Customs Service, for certain unlawful acts, including smuggling of over 30 bags of rice. 

Ebieme, Chapter Chairman of APC in Oron Local Government, has been reportedly using the Party Bus for illegal activities since the vehicle was handed over to him. 

A source, suspected to be close to the APC Chairman, who shared the sad development on Facebook, posted, "National Embarrassment . The Chapter Chairman of APC Oron local government. Mr Okon Efiong Ebieme has been using the party bus for Smuggling activities since the bus was handed over to him. 

"Luck ran out of him on Tuesday the 12th, November. 2018 when the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations monitored him from the  point of loading and trailed him to Uya Oron junction in Okobo Local Government", the source said. 

When arrested, the APC Chairman told the Custom Officers "that the bags of rice belong to Senator Nelson Efiong and that, the Senator want to use the rice to do empowerment for Okobo people. Investigations has it that the Custom officers however asked him to take them to the venue of the empowerment which he was unable. From that point, the vehicle said to be loaded with 30 bags of rice was seized and taken to Customs House in Uyo and impounded.

Meanwhile, another source also revealed that the Oron APC Chairman illegally tinted the glasses of the Party Bus for several notorious activities.

Efforts to reach the spokesperson of the Nigerian Customs Service in Uyo and Senator Nelson Efiong proved abortive as the duo were not responding to phone calls as at press time.

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