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Akpabio’s 2015 Shenanigans: Overrules His EXCO, Eliminates Effiong Abia from Endorsement.

28 Feb


*Dangles SSG Position on Bassey Albert 

By Weekly Insight Newspapers

Governor Godswill Akpabio has again dipped deep into his bag of tricks and shenanigans, overruling his executive council barely 24 hours after he had made them sign an unprecedented endorsement document on who should be governor in 2015. On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Akpabio called another meeting of his Executive council, where he informed them that the three candidates they had endorsed were too many. 


He said it was important to further narrow the choice to two candidates to make room for a better choice and a more effective coordination. He told them that Effiong Abia should be delisted leaving the battle for Udom Emmanuel and Ekpenyong Ntekim. As would be expected, there was no challenge to the governor’s decision, though coming just a day after he had led the exco members to select the trio of Udom, Abia and Ntekim.

Our source, a commissioner who attended the meeting said the entire proceeding was dominated by the governor, who continuously boasted that no power anywhere in the world can stop him from having his way as far as the 2015 governorship election was concerned. He said that he had the magic wand to buy over supporters of other aspirants not favoured by the Exco arrangement. He told them that even if it means using the state’s six months allocation to achieve his purpose, he was willing and committed to doing it. He said he has so far commenced the process of buying other aspirants’ supporters with the number of PRADO Jeeps already distributed, adding that more jeeps and millions of naira would be dangled before some of the aggrieved party members.

“His Excellency boasted that with the amount of inroad he has made in Abuja; that not even the national chairman nor the president of the country could stop his choice and urged us not to entertain any fear of defeat”, the commissioner said.

He was said to have pressured his Finance commissioner to drop his governorship ambition and support the preferred candidates. He was promised the office of SSG after the election. This was as a result of the commissioner’s refusal to sign the Monday night endorsement document in a meeting coordinated by Mr. Don Etim, regarded as the “Dean of Commissioner”.

This will be a major blow to supporters of Barr Effiong Abia, who had been upbeat since the signing of the endorsement document that included his name. His upcoming thanksgiving service in Oron next week has received a wide boost following the said endorsement. But one of the supporters of the Mbo-born politician insists that whatever the governor or any person is doing cannot change what God has already kept for Abia.

The elimination of Abia from the list is a surprise move by Akpabio, prompting many to assume that the governor has not still made his final moves. One Edet Amba, who spoke to Weekend Insight, insists that Abia remained the governor’s choice, adding that all the necessary assurances have been extricated from the governor.

Weekly Insight Newspapers


17 Feb


Since last month, unexpected revelation of the above HEADLINE and We informed you that our investigators were in Europe trying to piece together information regarding the dubious activities of Akwa Ibom diaspora Network and its leaders Mr Clement Ikpatt, Barr. Uduak Ukpe and the errand boy Hon. Aniekan Umanah – Commissioner of Information in Akwa Ibom State government.
Here are some of the disturbing information we have discovered through the help of some of Akwa Ibom Citizens in Europe and beyond, especially the main players.

(1)  Akwa Ibom Diaspora Network (AIDN) is not a registered organization in any of the six (6) continents of the world, and as such we consider it an illegal organization being used to siphon money from the state treasury.

(2)  AIDN has no established BANK ACCOUNT in any of the continents of the world except PAYPAL system that could not be traced to a particular account holder. Yet the state government and Gov. Akpabio keep sponsoring event that the account could not be rendered.

(3) The meeting that became the straw that broke the camel’s back and brought everything to public was held in Uyo, the State capital of Akwa Ibom State in the presence of the Gov. Godswill Akpabio. They were preparing grounds for another mandatory scheme to siphon more resource control funds of the state and the following people were in attendance:

A) Mr Clement Ikpatt – AIDN President & P/A to Gov. Akpabio
b) Barr. Uduak Ukpe – AIDN Secretary
c) Prof Ekere Essien – Treasure/Financial Director
d) Prof. Felix Edoho
E) Mr Chris Eyobio
F) Ms Idongesit Awiilo Ntuen
G) Barr. Ata Ikkide
H) Mr Joe Etukudo
I) Dr Victor Udo
J) Hon. Comm. Aniekan Umanah – (The Errand Boy)
It is confirmed that Akwa Ibom State government have donated sixty million naira  ( #60,000.000:00 )to sponsor AIDN so-called Economic Summit in Houston, Texas, USA including the last ten million ( 10, 000.000:00) for proposed/cancelled  Germany summit. Inspite of this amount of money nothing could accomplished from it that the people of Akwa Ibom State could benefit from it and no proper account could also be presented by Mr Aniekan Umanah, Clement Ikpatt and Barr. Uduak Ukpe.. The account is being kept secret by these three Musketeers and confidential to the extent that no other person knows the details excerpt Prof Ekere Essien. There’s a high level CODE OF SILENCE among them.

No account has ever being rendered to the general membership of AIDN. In 2011 fifteen members received cash donation ten thousand dollars ($10,000:00) each from Gov Akpabio and each of them turned over one thousand dollars ($1,000:00) to AIDN PAYPALL account control by Clement Ikpatt, Prof Ekere Essien and Barr. Uduak Ukpe and yet still members don’t know the whereabouts of that money. We are following the trail of this money until we get to the bottom of it. Also 2012 summit debt have not being exhausted and those women who cooked our traditional food are still being owed from the information we have gathered.

(4) The two women owed for Germany summit are:
A) Ms. Mary Umoh – England   (Equivalent of US ($15,000.00) Payment still pending since last year.
B) Ms. Christy Mkpouto Egwenye  – Los Angeles ($10,000.00) Payment still pending since last year.
C) Saturday Jackson presented see the information below:
On Friday, January 24, 2014 7:36 AM, saturday jackson   wrote:
Gentlemen & Ladies
Mr. Jackson,
Please see the attachment above as a part of item (4c)
We hereby serve this warning to Prof. Ekere Essien that our investigators will soon arrive in his State of residency to carry out investigation on this matter, unless you cooperates with LVIT, IRS may also be involved here.
 Mr. Moses Edem you can invoke/plead as many 5th amendment as you want. When we involve the IRS and possibly court  you will know the limit of your right. Anyway you are used to court in financial matters – Aiding and Abetting is not new to you. We are told that you are the right hand man of Mr. Clement Ikpatt and also Southern California’s AIDN coordinator. Our investigator tried to contact you many time but you avoided speaking with our agent. We are told that you are supposed to be a smart guy, but for you to be such a dummy for Clement Ikpatt to used you this is way is rather unfortunate. Again, our investigator may decide to meet with you in your area any time in the near future. Last time you narrowly escape the fight our commissioner brought to your step, this time you may not be that lucky. Remember, you can run but can not hide.
N/B: Please open the attachment.
Liberty Voice Investigative Team is commissioned by:
uwem sam
los angeles
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.  ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

DISCLAIMER: AIDN Canada Disassociates & Disowns AIDN Global For Deception.

4 Feb


Aniekan Umanah, Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information.

Aniekan Umanah, Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information.


The Office of the Executive Governor of the Akwa Ibom State
The Akwa Ibom State Government Ministries & Parastatals
The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly
The Akwa Ibom State public
The Peoples Democratic Party – Akwa Ibom State Branch
All Print and Electronic Media and Houses in Akwa Ibom and in Diaspora
All true sons and daughters of Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria and Diaspora
We the undersigned members of the executive of AIDN, Canada Chapter, have hereby come together to issue the following declarations on behalf of ourselves and the entire members of AIDN, Canada Chapter thus:
We the sons and daughters of Akwa Ibom State were very happy when we were contacted to join AIDN and to establish a chapter here in Canada. We were informed that AIDN is an organization registered with the government of The United States of America as a non-profit organization whose mandate was to promote the well-being of all Akwa Ibom citizens both in Nigeria and abroad through political and economic strategies; work with the incumbent and future governments of the state.
It was a highly welcome idea in that we considered that it was high time we stood up and be counted among equals worldwide and that it would afford us the chance to contribute, time, efforts, financially and, in any ways possible toward the development of our home land. With that in mind we did not hesitate in forming the Canada chapter of AIDN. We did not only form the chapter but, contrary to the advice of the global secretariat, we opened an account for the purpose ensuring that all financial activities are recorded for transparency and accountability. Since then, we repeatedly requested the global secretariat to send us seed money to enable us set up an office, and telephone line so that we could do the AIDN jobs effectively, all to no avail.
We were steadily experiencing disappointments from AIDN leadership, but we were not deterred; we went ahead and taxed ourselves financially, and other resources to keep up service. We collected annual fees from members and informed global secretariat. When global secretariat heard that we had some money in our chapter account, they demanded that we send them 60% of our dues and to keep 40%, however we delayed action in that regard as a result of the then  unfolding debacle in Germany.
The global secretariat promised to reimburse us when we send ten members from our branch to the 2011 Houston Texas first expo. Our members left their work, duties and families to attend the expo and some of us had to borrow money to pay hotel and transportation costs, yet we left Houston with no money for hotel accommodation and transport that we were promised, until date. The same deceit happened in 2012 and none of our members was reimbursed as was promised.
In 2013 many of our members were tricked and promised financial compensation for those who would attend the Germany industrial and job expo. So many people bought return trip tickets only to be informed that the expo hit a road block and had to be postponed and would be rescheduled on a later date. This year, 2014 we were awaiting to use our flight tickets that could not be refunded, to attend the rescheduled expo. Instead of that we were saddened to receive information about the financial indiscretion of the President and Secretary and the commissioner of information to which no rebuttal by the trio has been issued.
We hereby state, that we members of the AIDN Canada chapter have been made victims of the financial trickeries of the global secretariat. Up till date we have paid all financial costs demanded from us by the global secretariat including our names, telephone numbers, residential addresses and other vital and personal information to the global secretariat for the purpose of registration as members of PDP and issuance of membership cards which have not been given us to date. Our chapter representative was invited to attend the 2012 Akwa Ibom Sate Silver Jubilee celebration with a promise of reimbursement of transport and costs to attendees. Our representatives came back with disappointment up till date.
We are very troubled that the AIDN leadership has betrayed our confidence. We have been deceived, raped, and betrayed. Our privacy and our lives are an open book to the world based on the publication of our personal information in the global media forum. We have received no money whatsoever from any entity as proceeds from AIDN, instead we have been falsely accused of wrong doings instead of the president and secretary of the global secretariat.
We hereby ask that our names be removed forthwith from the AIDN list of crooks and that those found guilty of financial embezzlement be made to refund all that they have stolen and that all that is owed to us be reimbursed immediately and save us from debts and all financial embarrassments.
We are responsible, respectable and law-abiding sons of Akwa Ibom State, Canada and indeed, the world. We made no mistake to support renaissance efforts for our people and we ask that our names be not associated with dishonest people and fake leadership.
 John J. Edem- Vice president
Bassey Ekong- Zonal co-ordinator
Edet Umoafia– Zonal Mobilization Officer
Ms Truddie Edem – Chapter Secretary
Dated the 3rd Day February, 2014

Re-$29.2 Million Scam Hits Akwa Ibom Refinery, Petrochemical Company.

3 Feb

By Eyen-Isong

In a bid to get a clearer picture of the earlier reported scam involving so called Akwa Ibom Refinery and Petrochemical Ltd, I had to do a search for further information in the public domain that could provide a proper link to the story.

But I got what I never bargained for as my checks got trapped with loose ends that are begging for connections.

It might come as a surprise that on paper, Akwa Ibom state has over four refineries as projects under construction.
Amakpe Refinery, which story of its still birth is already well known to us, is one of them.

The other is Akwa Ibom Refining & Petrochemical Ltd with its Head office (wait for this) at 14 Ajose Adeogun street, Victoria Island Lagos. Phone nos 01-8043330, 01-2633465, 611085.
It also claims to have Abuja Office at Block M8, Flat 8 NNPC Housing, Garki, Abuja.

We are told it has its plant location is at Ibeno with planned capacity of 100,000bpsd.

We have yet another refinery called Resource Petroleum & Petrochemical Inc? This one is said to be located at Ikot Abasi with 100,000 bpd capacity. Its Approval to Construct (ATC) licence was said to have been “revalidated” in Jan 2010. The “configuration and marketing” details are also alleged to have been carried out but project description is yet to be ready and so its Eatimated Time of Completion (ETC) is also not available.

Again there is another Qua Petroleum Refinery sponsored by Eton Group of Singapore which said it got “security guarantees” from the state government and had sourced $1.7 billion for the project financing.

As one searches further, Akwa Ibom state Refining & Petrochemical Co. Ltd dies a sudden death but resurrected somewhere else as Resource Refinery & Petrochemical Ltd.

If you are not confused already then check this: there is another one called Resource Petroleum & Petrochemical Int. Inc. Do we assume that this has any link or indeed is the same as Resource Refinery & Petrochemical Ltd already mentioned above?

One more thing: Sometime in 2012 or so, the group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr Barkindo Sanusi was at Ibeno to perform ground-breaking ceremony for a 500mw power plant with its site at Ibeno and which was to have a power station in Ikot Abasi to be able to add the above volume (500mw) of power to the national grid. The project was listed as a joint venture between NNPC and Exxon Mobil. Even this one which by all standard should have come alive, nobody seems to know where it is. Or may be I have not searched well enough.

Again in 2008 or 2009, the FG announced awarding contracts for more power plants in the country. Akwa Ibom was listed as one of the beneficiary states It was considered a reasonable decision to site the plant along side Ibom Power plant in Ikot Abasi.

I do not know what has become of this FG project since there appears to be nothing on ground to suggest it has been carried.

It is pertinent to ask: where are all these “employment generating ventures” that so much noise was made about?

I am also appealing to members of the forum and indeed Akwa Ibom indigenes to seek clarifications on the status of these refineries some of which the state government spent money on.

Me I dey confused o!

Eyenisong PHC, Nig.

A’Ibom Info Commissioner-Aniekan Umanah, Akpabio’s Diaspora Spin-doctors in Massive Financial Scam.

28 Jan

*Clement Ikpatt, Uduak Ukpe, Ata Ikkideh, others fingered.

Hon Aniekan Umanah

Hon Aniekan Umanah

The botched Germany Expo organized by Akpabio’s men in America and Europe, is causing ripples in the state. Following an expose by a US based Akwa Ibomite, Uwem Sam, the state is abuzz with what a commentator called the scam of the new year.

It has been alleged that people who acted under the impression that the Akwa Ibom state government was going to bankroll the event are now counting their losses as money allegedly released to cover their expenses has vamoose into deep pockets in Uyo. It was further alleged that N10m meant to offset out of pocket expenses never got to those who spent their money. In a response, Aniekan Umana the commissioner fingered in the scam said that the said N10m has not been released, but that £10,000 had been sent to one Uduak Ukpe in London to cover printing expenses. But another source put the money spent on printing at a little over £4,000, adding that printing was not done in London as claimed but in Slovenia. We are still working on this interesting scam as it unfolds.

2015 Election: I Believe In History

18 Nov

By Ekanem Moses
Propose Honest Things, Follow Wholesome Counsels, and Leave the Event to God -From AESOP’s LETTER to His ADOPTED SON

As my thought got raked, it took me to so many events, past, present and the future. In the cause of it wandering, roaming and sauntering to and fro met a hungry wolf which stalked a flock of sheep but couldn’t grab one because a dutiful shepherd watched over them. God is watching over the Ibibios, God is watching over the people of the state. Finding a discarded sheepskin, the wolf placed it over his own fur and slowly crept into the middle of the flock without the shepherd noticing. Instead of pouncing on the nearest lamb and making his escape, since God was with them, the wolf decided to wait until night time when the flock was locked up and the shepherd was eating supper. “Then I’ll have my pick of the flock, the wolf thought, enjoy a most delicious meal, and slip away unseen”. But God never thinks the way man thinks. Unexpectedly that evening, the shepherd decided to have a big supper before retiring. He went to the sheep pen in the dark reached in, and grabbed the first sheep he put his hands on-which turned out to be the wolf-and killed him. What a perfect piece of history, illustrating crawling sentimentality of a wolf. It is better that “The early birds get the worm but the second mouse in get the cheese.
We can all smile cheese! Of the bogeyman that is consistently inconsistent with 2015 sitting in a Limbo. 2015, barely 17 months from now is creating war of urgencies, which requires bold action than plans. It will not be more than enough to announce to Akwa Ibomites that our generals are panting over putting their plans in advance. But I tell who care to listen and take that Akpabio’s perfect plan towards 2015, will not be too good enough, and despite high level of financial involvement as it will meet with formidable floodgate of Allied invasion, and that will be another history as history was made in 2007. History is a wonderful phenomenon. History rekindles old story, it provides us the honest truth, reality, summary, compendium and narrative account of event. Now in Akwa Ibom State, despite those bitter smiles, it is expression of mass of false pretense and ideas, and beneath the false smiles are utter hatred laces with tricky phase. Besides all, there is God that keeps exposing the hidden plans of these evil men, who create fool paradise for Men/Women of same feathers to flock together.
Upon this, there is God. Definitely there is God watching over us and there is no point doubting if God is in Akwa Ibom. He is, having understood that Akwa Ibom State is peopled by the JEWs, mostly the Ibibios, therefore there is God, and there is that natural protection and affection for us. Others can boast of their history, if they have any, for I firmly know and believe that Ibibios in Akwa Ibom are the JEWs. And they are always undefeated; accept by their own mistake, which is also historic. Based on this the current circumstances of their fate is purely in the mighty hands of God. Ever since men who would have spoke for us failed in all ramifications in their responsibility by flocking together to kiss and fondle strange gods for POWER, by abandoning what they were NATURALLY GIVEN. The mouthing unity is now stark naked as the vail covering it has been ripped open and desecrated. From historical perspective, it is only sojourners that often crave for recognition, while an inhabitant remains confident because he knows his root. Most people do not know their root, that is why they are desperately perspiring amassing wealth to sustain them for their remaining years on earth.
The poetic application of this article is an answer to the desperate and effortless move or attempt by Governor Akpabio to hand down a successor to the people. May we know why it is all that necessary and important, to produce a successor. Though he has lied again that he has no particular candidate during the recent media chat, if it is true why did he give five hundred thousand naira to each PDP chapter chairman along with a promise of cars. I may not blame his flaws because Oscar Levant says that a politician is a person who will double-cross a bridge before the comes to it, upon all the “uncommon” incidents going on in the state, the state stands “uncommonly” transformed, albeit with loud mouth and grandiloquent verbosity. Akpabio has the ability to exhibit strength with brutality; courage with recklessness; honesty with priggishness; honour with frivolities and compassion with sentimentality.
Despite the unpleasant traits, they are those who still trust in him. If Akpabio has been getting into odd situation by mistake, couldn’t be seen to be in repetition. Is it not clear by now that Akpabio is promoting ethnic cause, that he is using his political power to gain undue control over others who so wish. This political recklessness of the highest order probably formed out of gutter is his uncouth brigandage and wanton display of the power through ethnic divide, before taking to AKHA, it steadily drove pass the civil service of the state. The elders have had their own share, youths and women have a story to tell, that is why some former political office holders in the state are dying gradually without their severance allowances. But it is a good thing that every sphere has tasted his acidic “uncommon” touch and treatment. It is good that what is happening is to the same people who regarded him as tin god. At least they can count their tales of woes and disappointments loudly. Their agonizing pains and experiences is extremely beyond their expectation. But how I wish Hon. Onofiok Luke was the speaker of the House of Assembly. He would have given him a good jolly ride by now.
I like courageous people who are not in any way human in a sheep and human parrot. If Onofiok Luke was the speaker, I am sure he would have used his daring position to streamline Akpabio’s egocentric manners and characters. For what took place in Ika, is dumbfounded for it means we have no organized and responsible men in the corridor of power. Doesn’t the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, have a better place than burial ground he would have summoned them to, if he was so keen to know what happened in the AKHA among them. How can a Governor of a state, took a decision concerning a whole state at an unusual venue, and how can he be trusted that the sword he brought out would be sheathed, is he not the one who opened the door for the division by having meeting with lawmakers from his own descent. The truth is, whether he is taking Hill Top Mansion to Ukana Ikot Ntuen or not, he can’t ever be in power for ever. For soldier come, soldier go, and barrack remains.
What are happened is billion experiences for the Ibibios and the entire state. Florence Lus comb says “there is no end to what you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit”. This not so here, by Akpabio Ibom calculation every credit should be given to him, and him alone. Forgetting what Mary Waldrip says “When someone sings his own praises, he always get the turn too high”. But he keeps singing. Dying for an idea doesn’t make as much sense as letting the idea die – Wyndham Lewis. He does not want to let the idea of foisting a successor on the people die, rather he may be ready to die for an idea, why – a paradox of leader and power intoxication. May be Akpabio and co has forgotten these are the same people who resisted such attempt in 2007, that saw him in. As far as he has taught us how to climb, we will know how to descend by ourselves. Akpabio ought to know that war kills the captain and the river kills swimmers and even the cutlass kills the goat. 
There is a brief tutelage to learn from Yoruba stories as told by Bakare Gbadamosi and Ulli Beier titled: “When the man who knows no disaster hears weeping, he thinks it is song”. There once lived a brave hunter who used danger like others use water to wash. He went into the darkest forest where he met snakes and leopards and spirits and monsters: but when death is not yet ready to receive a person, he must think of ways to save him. The hunter survived the most difficult situation and began to think that there was nothing he could not do. When the hunters wife gave birth gave to a child he proudly announced that he would go and bring taro live baby leopards from the bush to be sacrificed at the naming ceremony. Nobody believed that he would be able to do it. But the hunter set out and went through the forest. In the end he found two leopard cubs that were playing in front of their lair. Their mother had gone out to collect some ford so it was easy for the hunter to pack up the baby leopards and drag them into the town.
There was a great surprise everywhere when he reached home, and the people praised him and said: “Whether it is medicine, or whether it is courage, surely God is on his side as well”. But when the mother leopard got home she could not find her children anywhere. In the end she went to consult the rabbit, who was versed in the Ifa Orade. When the leopard heard what had happened she ran to save her children, but as she got near the town she changed herself to a beautiful woman. She went to the hunter’s house and said she was a stranger in a town and could she stay with him to witness the naming ceremony of his child next day? Now the hunter looked at the woman and he did not know whether she could be trusted. He thought within himself: a woman is not a palm kernel, which you can cut open to examine the inside. Yet the woman was so beautiful that he forget his fears and he welcomed her in. in the night, when he went to play with his beautiful guest, she asked him to spare the baby leopards. “I have a ways wanted to won a pair of baby leopards”, she said, “and I want to bring them up like dogs”. But the man said to her: have announced to the whole town that I will sacrifice them tomorrow. Do you expect me to disappoint them all? “A word is like water-once spilled, it cannot be gathered again. Then the woman wept bitterly, but the hunter took it lightly and suspected nothing.
For when the man who knows no disaster hears weeping, he thinks it is song. On the next day he celebrated the naming ceremony of his son and he sacrificed the two little leopards as he said. The beautiful woman said nothing. But during the night, as he was lying with her, she suddenly turned back into a leopard and ripped open his skill. When the townspeople found him dead in the morning they said: “Death is a visitor who will always take us by surprise. All our lives we have been cooking for him and he fails to come and eat. But one day, on which we are not ready for him, he demands his share. Now that we have been weeping bitterly, like the hunter, Akpabio is taking it lightly. He has refused to spare the baby leopards like the hunter. In the long run, spoon-feeding teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.

‘‘Gary Foxcroft Is A Fraudster, A Leech And A Scavenger…’’ – Barrister Ukutt Spits Fire.

10 Oct

By George Baldwin


Barrister Victor Ukutt

  In this interview, a Lagos based constitutional lawyer, Barrister Victor Ukutt talks to a USA  based journalist,  George Baldwin, about the activities of British national who fronts multiple organizations in the name of charity, whom he describes as ”a fraudster, a  leech and a scavenger”.



George: You have written several articles about Gary Foxcroft, in the past years, how do you know him?
… I know Gary Foxcroft as a man who has never worked in his live time except making a living in a fraudulent way while posing as a charity worker. He has never worked before throughout his lifetime. He came to Nigeria through a student link program of the University of Lancaster and the University of Uyo, for O I L and gas studies in Nigeria. My state, Akwa Ibom is an oil producing state in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. That study took him to some of the oil communities in Akwa Ibom, mainly, Eket, Esit Eket and Ibeno in the South East Nigeria. In the cause of that he was staying in one hotel Called, Royalty Hotel in Eket. He could not have money to pay for the bills and the hotel management asked him to leave the hotel. He was then roaming the streets of Eket. He met one Mr. Sam Ita-Uma who runs a school for the less privileged children because Mr.  Ita-Uma is a local teacher who owns a charity school in the area, basically, meant for orphans and some less privileged children.  For instance, if a conventional school was charging $1 Ita Uma will charge like charge 30cents to 40c or less, Foxcroft now came, grudgingly and say okay, I want to take your school for a business; and make it a witch children school, and by then there were isolated cases of child witchcraft in Nigeria. Coincidentally the British government had budgeted about our £500,000,000 for Congo DR, meant handle the persecution of child witch offenders and to support such children in the country. So Mr. Foxcroft wanted to tap into that fund of the British government. So before he can do that, there must be cases of child witchcraft. So if there is no such thing he will not be able to access the fund. So when he couldn’t do that.He now asked Mr. Ita Uma, to permit him to use the centre to tap into the British fund.


George: Have you met Foxcroft before?

Yes! You see Foxcroft over stayed in Nigeria and he had no money to pay back to the England. He now came to our church the Liberty Gospel Church, where we contributed money for him to pay back to England. He came through KLM flight, He went back to England he went and registers the organization called Stepping Stones Nigeria to enable him carry out his scam and defraud people of their hard-earned money around the world

He did not have money to register their organization, he had to contact one organization called, the Red Rebel in England owned by one film maker, Mags Gavan’s to help him registered organization. That is how he came about the fraudulent organisation to dupe a lot of people across the globe

George: Who is the head of the church?

Ukutt: Apostle/Mrs Helen Ukpabio. Foxcroft is even using her name to make money via the internet. Last time she was planning to travel to the US for a religious program, he took advantage of that to use her and make money in form of online protest which Foxcroft collected almost a million Dollars. Ask him, where he keeps the money after the lady cut short her travel. He takes advantage of every slight opportunity to hoodwink the public.

He even used that to call for a petition to be forwarded to the American Embassy in Nigeria to stop her. He went as far as organising some hit-men to kill Mrs Ukpabio as soon she gets to the USA. He has a group of some British fundamentalists to do the dirty job for him.

George: What of the allegations levelled against her that she killed children or encourage them to be tortured?

Ukutt: They are not true! How can a woman of God do that kind of thing? He came out with such allegation in order to deceive the public in order to defraud them. The state government under Mr Godswill Akpabio even commissioned a panel to investigate the child witchcraft activities but Gary and his accomplices did not show up. The Witchcraft commission came out with a report that they were using the witchcraft issue to collect money by false pretences. Truly Gary Foxcroft did show up in Nigeria. He claimed Nigeria was no longer safe for him to come. The Governor of Akwa Ibom State wrote an undertaking to the British government that they should release him that the government of Nigeria will provide security for him, he re refused. I have a copy of the letter written by the Akwa Ibom government asking him to come for questioning as there was security for him, he refused to show up.

George: What did Commission do as a result of his refusal?

Ukutt: Eventually, the government said ok, since you have refuse to come to Nigeria. The commission had to move to London just to interview him. He showed up for just one day and the commission had to return to Nigeria without completing their assignment. Foxcroft and his ally are running a documentary from one country to another. They been in New York, Colon in Germany, 
The government discovered that Gary Foxcroft is running a scam with his Nigerian accomplices declared him wanted! A man who could not pay his bill is now flying all over the world on business class and no longer economy class which he was used to, sleeping in 5 Star hotels

George: How will you describe Mr Foxcroft?

Ukutt: Gary Foxcroft is a crafty and a fraudulent man that is just looking for an opportunity to feed on. In short, Gary Foxcroft is a fraudster, a leech and a scavenger.

George: Has there been any action against him from you?

Ukutt: Yes! We took him to court, he ran away. We asked him to come and prove the allegation. In fact there were allegations against him that he was trying to bribe the government officials who went to interview him with about Fifteen Million Naira. A government official confirmed to me that the bribery allegations were true; as they even asked him to come and stand trial for that he refused. He ran away. As I speak with, the Nigerian security agents are looking for him. He is a wanted person as we speak with you. His co-accomplice is also wanted by the police. He is hiding in New York. When the truth now became open, ita-uma has now come out to say the money Gacy Foxcroft was collecting from for the children sake, was not being remitted to them. yes said, look, Gary Foxcroft also undercut them. He never remitted the money as they agreed upon in their agreement. That Foxcroft was not faithful in remitting the money. The government wanted to put Ita-ma too on trial. He ran away. He hiding with his sister called Elizabeth in US who is either a doctor or a nurse. 

 George: How is getting the money?

Ukutt: He uses his fraudulent organization called Stepping Stones Nigeria and other multiple organizations like to solicit for fund. 
By the time people start donating hundred pounds, 50 pounds 20 pounds; around the world and money start sending to millions and the money busy smiling to the bank, and he doesn’t mind some people are crying some where’s they cannot come to Nigeria in the water and you.

Ok, why do you say Foxcroft is wanted person?

Foxcroft is a wanted person, for this he cannot come to Nigeria. If he wants to come to Nigeria he will either take the bush track or bribe his way through some winding parts. All he will do so by using   pseudo names or disguise himself with false name and that is the only way he can come to Nigeria.

George: Why is he so interested in Nigeria?

That is a good question! That is the same question many people are asking. He is taking advantage of the situation he saw in Nigeria. There are many cases of witchcraft in UK and other countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria but he cannot go and make his fraudulent money because he knows he will be caught; and they will cut off his hands. Here some criminals like him are hiding him. But I promise you that once he sets foot here, he will be arrested. There are multiple cases against him in court in Nigeria. We took them to court like I said earlier. So he is a wanted person

George: If he comes tonight what will you do?

Ukutt: He will be arrested at the airport, at the point of entry; except is coming you will be under a false name false identity, using false passports. He could be  using a passport with a different name, or trying to take the black market root or coming illegally like people using the Mexico border to enter into US illegally. That’s what I mean by this man entering illegally. If he enters the country, legitimately, he will be arrested at a point of entry. That’s all. I can assure you of this. As I’m talking to you now, the international police is looking for 
Gary Foxcroft; he is hiding; he has changed all his numbers but I have one that I’m going to forward to you.  I got it from one of his friends in Nigeria here.


George: As I’m talking you now, there available record here shows that Foxcroft is coming this week or he is in Nigeria; and Nigeria don’t have many roots…?

Ukutt: (cuts in) I know! We’re waiting for him. The EFCC is waiting for him. I and other groups who had early written a petition to that effect; have I recently sent another petition. Look let me tell you, that man called Gary is a notorious criminal and a practicing fraudster, that’s why he can’t come here and advertise himself anymore. We’ve been monitoring him. If he thinks he is not a criminal or a fraudster, let him come here and run any program; he will be arrested immediately. 

George: What’s EFCC again?
Ukutt: Economic and Financial Crime Commission. It’s a special government commission monitor, arrest and prosecutes fraudsters, Internet scam, and money launderers. It’s a commission that deals with fiscal issue that’s gone wrong!

George: About two years, Foxcroft was in Nigeria, why didn’t you arrest him?

Ukutt: Look, George, let me tell you, that man had been hiding when ever comes to Nigeria this time. No body knew he’s around then because he used pseudo names. So this time round, there’s a case against him on fraud related issue in court as I’m talking to you.
George: Can you give detail?
Ukutt: no no! Not at this time.

Has Ita Uma said anything regarding all this scam deal of Mr. Foxcroft?


Of course! He has made series of press statements about this but since that Gary is always hiding in United Kingdom; I don’t know what action he is taking.  .

What is mindboggling is that despite the fact that the duo were working in unison supposedly for the interest of the so called stigmatised witch children, investigations had revealed that Foxcroft was not only swindling unsuspecting donors world wide but was also undercutting Ita-uma. Ita uma has come out recently to openly confess that Gary Foxcroft was working hard only run away with the money of the witch children. I will forward some of the links to you. It’s published in different newspapers and internet. Ita-uma said that he didn’t know that Gary Foxcroft was a fraudster. He’s regretting now because Foxcroft went away with three millions pounds (£3 m) meant for the witch children.


George: Thank you so much. Nice talking to you.

Ukutt: You are welcome! Call me anytime you need any more information.


Gary Foxcroft of Stepping Stones Nigeria & WHRIN



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