A former Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joy Nunieh, claimed at the weekend she slapped the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, for allegedly sexually assaulting her.
Nunieh, who disclosed this during an interview with Arise TV, said she was the only Nigerian woman who had slapped the ex-Akwa Ibom governor.
The incident, according to her, happened at Akpabio’s guest house in Abuja.
She said: “Why did he not tell Nigerians that I slapped him in his guest house at Apo? I am the only Ogoni woman, the only Nigerian woman that had slapped him. I slapped him because of his plan B. Since he couldn’t get me to take that money, he thought that he could come up on me.
“He didn’t know that I’m a Port Harcourt girl. Port Harcourt girls are not moved by money. Yes, I am accusing him of sexual harassment.”
There had been accusations and counter-accusations between the minister and the ex-NDDC boss.
Nunieh had last week accused the minister of fraud.
She said during her brief tenure at the NDDC Akpabio repeatedly pressured her to take “an oath of secrecy” meant to keep her from exposing fraud at the commission.
In his response, the ex-governor claimed Nunieh has temperament problems and urged her to see a doctor.
He claimed the woman was sacked as NDDC managing director for insubordination.