The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied freezing any account belonging to Akwa Ibom State Government in any bank anywhere.
Charles Udoh, Commissioner for Information, Akwa Ibom State had revealed on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 that the accounts of the state had been frozen by the anti-graft agency. “The state government will speak on the account freezing soon.”
Be that as it may, officials of the EFCC, said; “We challenge the state government to name the banks in which the accounts were reportedly frozen, the account numbers and the amount standing in the accounts to prove to the world that indeed what they are saying is true”
“There is no reason to freeze the accounts since Akwa Ibom state government and the commission are already in court over the movements of state funds.”
“The case is already at the Appeal Court since they challenged our powers to investigate the accounts of the state and the matter has not yet been determined and we cannot embark on self help.”
“We believe strongly that some elements are deliberately trying to blackmail the EFCC by boldly lying against the commission all in a veiled bid to drag it into politics. This is quite unfortunate and a disservice to this country.”