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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

EFCC freezes Benue govt bank accounts

PLOT to frustrate Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State after his defection from the All Progressives Congress; APC to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP took a different dimension yesterday following indication that the state government’s bank accounts have been frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
We gathered that the government accounts were frozen by the anti-graft agency on the guise of investigating his security vote.
According to a top official of the administration, the government’s accounts affected by the EFCC order include those in Fidelity Bank, First Bank and GTB.
“The order would affect the payment of salaries and all of the state government’s financial obligations because these are accounts from where salaries and other sundry payments are paid.
“We also gathered that the Commission secured a valid court order which was presented to all the affected banks for necessary action but it is clearly a witch-hunt because Governor Ortom defected from the APC that is Nigerian democracy for you.
“We are only urging Acting President, Yomi Osinbajo to use his good offices to stop this spate of impunity from hell going on in our country because we are gradually descending to anarchy in Nigeria.
“When has it become an offence for anyone to defect to another party, for God’s sake is this the country and democracy we all gave our all and also lost loved one to achieve?” the official wondered.
When contacted, the Chief Press Secretary, CPS to the Governor, Terver Akase who confirmed the development simply said, “The agenda to shut down Benue state is thickening by the day.” (Vanguard)

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