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EFCC Threatened To Be Sued By Kogi Government After Frozen State Salary Account

The government of Kogi State has threatened to prosecute the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after the anti-graft agency was granted a court order freezing the state’s salary bailout account at Sterling Bank Plc.

Following an ex parte motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Justice Tijjani Ringim of the federal high court in Lagos issued the injunction, pending the conclusion of the investigation or possible prosecution, according to reports.

Abass Muhammed had told the court that a N20 billion loan designed to supplement the Kogi state government’s wage payment and operating costs was placed in an interest-bearing fixed deposit account with Sterling Bank which led to the grant of the order.

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Kingsley Fanwo, the Commissioner of Information and Communication in Kogi State, who spoke to journalists at the Kogi Liaison Office in Abuja, condemned the claim as a premeditated attempt to smear Governor Yahaya Bello’s integrity.

The EFCC’s accusation that Governor Bello has not disbursed the bailout funds given by the Federal Government in 2019 for payment of salary arrears due government servants in the state is “false and malicious,” according to Fanwo.

Source: Ghgossip.com

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