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EFCC Denies Plotting To Freeze Rivers Accounts

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Governor Nyesom Wike (Photo credit score: Govt House)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied the allegation by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State that it’s planning to freeze the state authorities’s accounts.

The commission made this recognized in an assertion on Tuesday by the Head of its Port Harcourt workplace, Nnaghe Obono Itam.

Itam stated: “People alleged a number of issues in opposition to authorities establishments.  What we’re saying is that whether or not it’s within the South South or Rivers State, we should always imbibe the anti-corruption tradition.

“Yes there’s subsisting judgement obtained throughout the time of Governor Peter Odili that bars both the EFCC or the Federal Government companies from investigating the funds of Rivers State, besides via a criticism from the state House of Assembly.

“If they are satisfied that their accounts are being properly managed there is no problem. But I am not aware that any EFCC office, whether here or in Abuja is looking for Rivers State government accounts to block. Their accounts are not hidden, they are not spirits, they are known because they run in money deposit banks. It is not secret, nobody wants to block any account, any account that is blocked, the bank will tell me.”

Speaking to newsmen, Wike had stated intelligence report at his disposal revealed that the EFCC was planning to dam the state authorities’s accounts.

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