The Akwa Ibom State Government has asserted that the state’s bank accounts have been frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The state’s Commissioner for Information, Charles Udoh, made this known on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
Udoh announced that the anti-graft agency froze all the bank accounts in the name of the state. The commissioner further said the state only learned about the development of the bank accounts on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, with no prior notice.
EFCC yet to respond to allegations
Meanwhile, the EFCC is yet to respond to the allegations raised by the Akwa Ibom state commissioner for information.
The anti-graft agency has neither released a statement to corroborate the story or deny the story.
Ortom kicks as EFCC freezes Benue State’s bank accounts
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) reportedly froze the bank accounts of the Benue State government domiciled in three banks as part of its investigation into Governor Samuel Ortom.
The anti-graft agency has been investigating Ortom over how he has spent on Benue’s security since 2015, alleging that he diverted billions of naira with security votes.
The governor’s chief press secretary, Terver Akase, told Pulse on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, that the freezing of the accounts is part of a large-scale harassment campaign of the governor by the EFCC.