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 finance commissioner has told us that the affected banks called to say that the EFCC has directed that the accounts should be unfrozen,” he told TheCable.
“This happened yesterday evening… Like I have said, it is clear that Nigerians have rejected that impunity. It was a clear plot against the governor and so they have seen that Nigerians are not interested in it and they have condemned it.
“We appreciate Nigerians for standing by the truth, for supporting what is right and saving democracy from unwarranted attacks by the federal government.”
The Nigerian Governors’ Forum had tackled the commission for the action.
Abdulaziz Yari, chairman of the forum, described the act as unconstitutional and asked the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to call the anti-graft agency to order.
More to follow…