Breaking: EFCC Unfreezes Benue State Accounts

The Benue State government has announced that the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has unfrozen its bank accounts.

This was confirmed Thursday by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Samuel Ortom, Mr Terver Akase, Channels writes.

In an extraordinary move Tuesday, the anti-graft agency had frozen the accounts of the state government domiciled in three banks on over alleged investigation into abuse of the state’s security votes.

But the state government had lambasted the decision as mere political witch-hunt aimed at frustrating Governor Ortom’s efforts after he left the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Similarly, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also condemned the EFCC’s action, with NGF Chairman and Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’Aziz Yari, telling reporters in Abuja that freezing the accounts of the government was unconstitutional.

It remains unclear if the accounts of the Akwa Ibom State government was also unblocked by the EFCC.

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