Kogi may sue EFCC over corruption claim

Kogi State Government is set to sue the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly misleading a court to order freezing of its account with a new generation bank.

Addressing journalists in Abuja, yesterday, the Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo, asked the EFCC to tender public apology to avoid such litigation.

He described EFCC’s action as a huge embarrassment, insisting that the claims were false.

The Lagos Division of the Federal High Court had, on Tuesday, ordered the freezing of the Kogi State salary bailout account domiciled in a commercial bank over an alleged N20 billion loan obtained from it.

The judge who gave the order, Tijjani Ringim, said it would subsist pending the conclusion of investigation or possible prosecution by the EFCC.

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