EFCC freezes Benue Govt Accounts in 3 Banks

By Editor on 08/08/2018

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen the bank accounts of the Benue State government domiciled in three banks.

Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Mr Terver Akase, confirmed this to Channels Television in an interview on Wednesday.

Akase condemned the action by the EFCC, saying Governor Samuel Ortom would speak on the matter today in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

Channels Television gathered that the freezing of the accounts by the anti-graft agency was a result of investigations which indicated alleged abuse of Benue State’s security funds.

There were concerns that if the accounts remain frozen, the state government might find it difficult to meet its financial obligations, especially the payment of salaries to workers in the state.

However, the state government described the action of the EFCC as part of alleged plots to frustrate its efforts after Governor Ortom left the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The governor had defected from the ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on July 25, after some youths prevented him from attending a reconciliatory meeting convened by the APC national leadership.

Barely one week later, eight members of the APC in the Benue State House of Assembly served an impeachment notice on Governor Ortom.

 

 

Posted 08/08/2018 3:55:36 PM

 

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