Thursday, April 15, 2021

Our account not frozen – Nigerian governors


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, on Saturday denied that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has frozen its accounts.

Spokesman to the forum, Abdulrazaque Barkindo, clarified that an earlier decision of the court to stop usage of the NGF’s account had been lifted.

“I saw the report in the newspapers. How can EFCC freeze an account? Only a court can freeze an account. Anyway, the figure people are bandying now is not correct.

“There was a consultant who sued us to court, he sought N53 billion from us, and we had issued a press statement a long time ago that the consultant still continues to come and claim money for work perhaps that they did in ten years or so.

“So this one that we have no relationship with came and sued and asked the court to stop us from using the account which the court did and we had already settled. The court unfroze the account and we have settled out of court with him.

“So I don’t know why people are saying EFCC has frozen our account. There is no truth in that. Our accounts were not like frozen. We were told not to use the account until we finish discussing with the guy. He got an ex-perte motion. That motion has been taken off already,” he aded.

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