We’ve not frozen any Akwa Ibom account-EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said that it has not frozen any account belonging to Akwa Ibom State Government in any bank anywhere.

The commission cleared the air on the matter following claims by the state Information Commissioner, Charles Udoh, on Wednesday night that the accounts of the state had been frozen by the anti-graft agency.

But a top official of the EFCC on Thursday said that the agency had not frozen any account belonging to the state in any bank either in or outside Nigeria. The top officer challenged the purveyors of the information to name the details of the accounts reportedly frozen, the banks in which they are domiciled and the amount standing in those accounts.

The officer said that there was no reason to freeze the accounts since Akwa Ibom state government and the commission were already in court over the movements of state funds.

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