Akwa Ibom State Government Denies Laundering of N1.4b As Alleged By EFCC
The Akwa Ibom State Government has refuted a publication on the Nation Newspaper of August 12, 2018, alleging that N1.4b belonging to the government was traced to 11 Accounts by the Economic Financial & Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In a statement signed by Charles Udoh, the state Commissioner of Information and Strategy, the government described the allegation as false and face-saving by the EFCC.
It reads, “We wish to state that this is a false allegation and a desperate face-saving effort by the EFCC to justify the unlawful freezing of accounts of the Akwa Ibom State Government which attracted widespread public condemnation.
The Akwa Ibom State Government has served notices of contempt to the EFCC and would not be dragged into a public discourse on a matter that is presently in the court.
“This matter is before the Federal High Court Uyo,” the statement said.