EFCC unfreezes Benue accounts, Ortom thanks Nigerians

John Charles, Makurdi

The Benue State Commissioner for Finance, David Olofu, on Thursday declared that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, had unfrozen the state accounts.

Olofu told our correspondent on Thursday that the affected banks informed the state government late on Wednesday of the directives vacating the earlier order.

The Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Terver Akase, had on Wednesday confirmed the freezing of the state accounts.

The finance commissioner while speaking with our correspondent on Tuesday, said, “We received an advisory from our bankers that the accounts of the state government have been placed on suspension.

“These accounts are the accounts of local government, Benue State Government House, and Benue State Government.

“The advisory did not say specifically the reason for freezing the accounts; so I will be speculating if I say I know. But the latest news now is that I got an advisory from the same banks that is from the…

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