I slapped Akpabio for sexually harassing me, ex-NDDC leader says

She disclosed this throughout an interview with get up tv wherein she stated she is the handiest Nigerian lady who has slapped the minister. The incident, she stated, occurred at his visitor house in Abuja.

Former appearing dealing with Director of the Niger Delta improvement fee (NDDC), joy Nunieh, has claimed that she slapped the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, for sexually assaulting her.
She disclosed this during an interview with get up television where she said she is the most effective Nigerian woman who has slapped the minister. The incident, she stated, took place at his guest residence in Abuja.

“WHY DID HE not tell NIGERIANS THAT I SLAPPED HIM IN HIS guest house AT APO? I’m THE most effective OGONI female, THE best NIGERIAN woman THAT HAS SLAPPED HIM. I SLAPPED HIM because of HIS PLAN B. In view that HE COULDN’T GET ME TO TAKE that cash, HE thought THAT HE may want to come up ON ME.

“HE DIDN’T recognise THAT I’M A PORT HARCOURT girl. PORT HARCOURT women are not MOVED via cash…with the aid of any individual TELLING ME THAT he will MAKE ME THE noticeable MD. AKPABIO’S conferences WITH ME were either AT APO OR MERIDIEN…yes, i’m ACCUSING HIM OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT.”

There had been accusations and counter-accusations among the minister and the ex-NDDC boss.

Her recent comment comes days after she accused the minister of fraud. She said in the course of her brief tenure on the fee, Mr Akpabio repeatedly compelled her to take “an oath of secrecy” that was intended to hold her from exposing fraud at the fee.

Mrs Nunieh did no longer offer any evidence to assist her claims against the minister. She introduced that she could had been jailed if she had succumbed to Mr Akpabio’s ‘oath of secrecy’.

Mr Akpabio, in flip, said Ms Nunieh has temperament issues. This is while he suggested she sees a doctor.

The minister stated Ms Nunieh became no longer relieved of her appointment because of corruption but because of insubordination.

“…regardless of THE ALLEGATION, I wish THAT she will be able to visit THE hospital, SEE A health practitioner, TAKE a few INJECTIONS AND relax. I’M now not saying there is some thing incorrect along with her, I’M saying there’s something incorrect along with her TEMPERAMENT.

“YOU DON’T need to ask ME, you may ASK approximately 4 different HUSBANDS THAT SHE MARRIED…”

Mr Akpabio did not reply to cellphone calls and a textual content message on Monday looking for his reaction to the trendy allegation.

Ms Nunieh assumed workplace as the performing MD of NDDC after the elimination of Akwagaga Enyia in October 2019, but she changed into sacked 4 months later as the disaster rocking the commission over abuse of finances kept mounting.

President Muhammadu Buhari named Kemebradikumo Pondei, a professor of drugs, as her replacement in February.

Mr Akpabio’s dating with the sacked NDDC chief became fraught with mutual suspicion and powerplay, in step with human beings acquainted with the problem.

Besides Mr Akpabio and Ms Nunieh, officers and ex-officials of the NDDC were buying and selling accusations of fraud and abuse of workplace due to the fact President Buhari ordered the audit of the interventionist employer’s money owed ultimate yr.

The Senate had on may additionally five set up a seven-member committee to analyze the “monetary recklessness” of the intervening time management Committee (IMC) of the fee.

The lawmakers said inside the final three months, the fee spent over N40 billion with out recourse to installed strategies of price range disbursement.

In the path of the investigative hearing, there were revelations ranging from how lawmakers hijacked NDDC projects annually to how the fee stated it used N1.Five billion to attend to its body of workers as COVID-19 palliative.

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