EFCC freezes Akwa Ibom Government accounts

Akwa Ibom Governor, Udom Emmanuel
Udom Emmanuel

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen the bank accounts of the Akwa Ibom State Government.

Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Charles Udoh, said the state authorities only learned of the development on Wednesday, and there were no prior indications from the anti-graft agency.

Udoh said Governor Udom Emmanuel and the accountant-general of the state were shocked by the development.

Report of the freezing of Akwa Ibom accounts happened 24 hours after the commission blocked those of Benue government.