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DO IT! Court Orders EFCC & 2 Banks To Pay Benue Government N100m 0 0
GIST -  DO IT! Court Orders EFCC & 2 Banks To Pay Benue Government N100m
A Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, Tuesday
ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission, EFCC, United Bank of Africa, UBA and
Fidelity Bank to jointly pay the sum of N100 million to
the Benue State government for freezing its accounts
last year.
Delivering judgement in the suit number FHC/MKD/
CS/46/2018 filed by the Benue State Government
challenging the legality of the EFCC freezing its
accounts, Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon, ordered the anti-
graft commission to pay the Benue State Government
the sum of N50 million as damages, while UBA and
Fidelity are to each pay the sum of N25 million.
Justice Olajuwon stated that the Benue State
government accounts that were frozen do not fall within
the classes or categories of accounts liable to be frozen
by the EFCC.
She declared the action of the EFCC as illegal, null and
void, saying that the order issued by EFCC to the
affected Banks to freeze Benue State accounts was not
obtained from a Federal High Court before.
The Judge, thereafter, granted an order of perpetual
injunction restraining EFCC from further freezing Benue
State Government accounts domiciled in financial
In a reaction, the Benue State Attorney General and
Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Michael Gusa described
the judgement as sound, adding that the the Ortom
administration believes in the rule of law and due
process, and would not fail to challenge any act of
illegality on the State.
It will be recalled that a few days after Governor Samuel
Ortom defected from the All Progressives Congress,
APC to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, EFCC
ordered the freezing of the accounts of Benue State
Government in UBA and Fidelity Bank on the premise
that the Governor’s security vote was being investigated

Yeah......me am in full support of the court

Even me too, this present govt use us all

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