EFCC freezes Akwa Ibom State government’s account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen the bank accounts of the Akwa Ibom state government.

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A top official of the government disclosed this to Newsmen on Wednesday.

The source said Udom Emmanuel, the governor, and accountant-general of the state were shocked by the development.

“The governor was shocked when he was briefed about the development,” the source said.

“He has demanded explanation from the EFCC. Our suspicion is that our big friend who just departed is behind the issue but we will fight this injustice.”

The report of the freezing of Akwa Ibom government accounts happened 24 hours after the commission blocked those of Benue government.

Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the anti-graft agency, did not respond to inquiries by Newsmen.

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