EFCC freezes Benue state govt accounts over security vote

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly frozen the bank accounts belonging to the government of Benue state after it was said to have secured a court order for this.

The plot to frustrate Governor Samuel Ortom after his daring move to defect from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, took a dramatic turn Tuesday following indication that the state government’s bank accounts have been frozen.

Vanguard reports that the government’s accounts were frozen on the claim that Governor Samuel Ortom’s security vote was being investigated.

The order  will  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.


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