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PDP Guber Candidate Escapes EFCC Arrest In Rivers

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Siminialayi Fubara, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, for the 2023 general election, has reportedly escaped an attempt by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest him.

According to report by PUNCH, the incident happened on Tuesday night, at the Port Harcourt International Airport, as the plane ferrying Fubara and other PDP chieftains who had accompanied him to Abuja to receive his Certificate of Return touched down at the airport.

THEWILL gathered that some youths believed to be supporters of Fubara,  in an attempt to resist his arrest, allegedly attacked the the anti-graft operatives.

Though details of the alleged attack were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report, but sources said some of the EFCC operatives sustained injuries.

After the drama at the airport, Fubara who won the state PDP governorship primary on May 25, proceeded to the state party secretariat, where he addressed party supporters and stakeholders.

When contacted, the state Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka, said he was not aware of the incident, adding that the airport was not under his jurisdiction.

“At the Airport? Well, I am not aware. The airport is not under me. The airport and seaport have their own commissioners of police”, Eboka stated.

The EFCC was yet to speak on the incident.

The EFCC had declared Fubara, the immediate past Accountant General of Rivers state, and three other top state government officials wanted over alleged N117 billion fraud.

(Punch with additional information from THEWILL; excluding headline)

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