The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has unfrozen the bank accounts of the Benue State government, reports Channels Television.
EFCC on Tuesday had frozen the accounts of the state government domiciled in three banks, saying it was investigating alleged abuse of the state’s security votes.
The accounts were unfrozen by the anti-graft agency shorty after reactions trailed their actions.
The Benue State government described the action as an alleged political witch-hunt aimed at frustrating Governor Ortom’s efforts after he left the All Progressives Congress (APC), asking “why did EFCC not investigate the Governor’s security votes when he was still a member of APC?”
Also, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) joined to condemn the action of the EFCC.
NGF Chairman and Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’Aziz Yari, had told reporters in Abuja that freezing the accounts of the government was unconstitutional.
On its part, the PDP faulted the EFCC for the action, as well as for freezing the accounts of the Akwa Ibom State.