Alex Akpa, the acting Director-General (DG) of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has been arrested by the ICPC for allegedly defrauding the federal government of N400 million.
According to reports, Alex Akpa whose appointment came in June was arrested to answer questions on how the said amount was misappropriated under his watch.
After being questioned, the Acting DG claimed the money he diverted was an intervention fund for the biotechnology agency and he shared the money with the top management staff of the agency.
ICPC said the offense committed by Akpan is contrary to and punishable under sections 19 and 26 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.
He is currently being investigated for abuse of office.