Imo: Uzodinma freezes state bank accounts

Hope Uzodinma

Imo State Governor-elect, Hope Uzodinma, has directed all financial institutions where state funds are held not to honour any draft till further notice.

Uzodinma’s order comes hours after the Supreme Court on Tuesday ousted Emeka Ihedioha and ordered that he be sworn in as governor.

Director-general of Senator Hope Uzodinma campaign organization, Cosmos Iwu, wrote in a letter addressed to the regional directors and managers of all the financial institutions in Imo that no withdrawal should be made on all accounts of the state domiciled in their banks till further directive.

“Following the Supreme Court judgment of 14 January 2020, I am directed by his excellency, Senator Hope Uzodinma to take this as your authority/instruction to place a post no debit order on all accounts of the Imo state government maintained in your various institutions,” the letter said.

“You are by this letter directed to comply and await further instruction from the office of His Excellency, the executive governor of Imo state. Thanks for your cooperation.”