Critical Times News : EFCC bows to pressure, lifts restriction on Benue Bank accounts

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EFCC bows to pressure, lifts restriction on Benue Bank accounts


The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has unfrozen the bank accounts of Benue state government.

Terver Akase, chief press secretary to Samuel Ortom, governor of the state, confirmed this to TheCable on Thursday.

“The accounts were unfrozen yesterday evening… The EFCC buckled under pressure,” he told TheCable.

This comes less than 24 hours after the Nigerian Governors’ Forum tackled the commission for the action.

Abdulaziz Yari, chairman of the forum, had described the act as unconstitutional, calling on the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to call the anti-graft agency to order.

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