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Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by Blue3k(m): 9:00am On Aug 19, 2018

Akwa Ibom State Government has filed N50 billion lawsuit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over an unlawful freezing of its account recently.

The State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Uwemedimo Nwoko disclosed this to newsmen in an interview on Friday at the Government House Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

Other defendants named in a writ made available by the Attorney general are: The Attorney General of the Federation, Zenith Bank PLC, Skye Bank PLC and the United Bank for Africa PLC.

Nwoke noted that the anti-graft agency had no constitutional powers to freeze the states government account.

According to him, “There is no basis even in the constitution of Nigeria or any other enabling law made by anybody whether the National Assembly or the state Assembly or any other convention that authorizes any federal agency or any agency to shut down the account of a state government as done by the EFCC.



”I want to state clearly that even if there were to be an investigation that the EFCC was carrying out about whether there was any fraud committed against Akwa Ibom state in that circumstance, it should be the government of Akwa Ibom that should be the victim, so there was no basis for freezing the account they claimed that they were investigating a fraud against that state government.”

On whether the freezing of the state account has any political undertone, Nwoke declined comment, insisting that he would pursue the matter legally and to a logical conclusion.

The Attorney General regretted that the state account that was shut down stalled the Economic, security and business operations in the state, adding that some prospective investors in the state developed cold feet due to that singular act thereby subjecting the state to losing billions of Naira.

”The singular attempt of freezing the account of the state government was shutting down the state. Akwa Ibom state was brought down on its knees, it was an attempt to paralyze and completely demobilize the activity of the state.

”We could not respond to economic, security and business exigencies. Most importantly, the investors that were coming to Akwa Ibom began to have a second thought and became worried about the status of their investment. Those who were on their way began to go back. so we suffered unquantifiable losses.” He said.

Nwoko also taunted the EFCC’s report denying freezing of Akwa Ibom state government account, saying that, that was a face saving approach by the anti graft agency.

He added that the state government had every evidence to prove that its accounts were frozen.

On the report of tracing about N11 billion to accounts owned by top lawyers in the country, the Attorney General said the state government had lawyers under its employment and it owed them obligation to pay them their fees, arguing whether it was unlawful for lawyers who work for a state government to receive their legitimate earnings.


Source: https://www.thekillerpunch.com/account-freezing-akwa-ibom-state-government-slams-n50b-suit-on-efcc-2/

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by omowolewa: 9:05am On Aug 19, 2018
What if they get favorable judgement? Who will enforce it?

There are over 2 Trillion Nigerian Naira in judgement debt which Federal Government refused or is incapable of paying.


The judicial precedence is needed sha

weyreypey:

Garnishee order.

Against government with less than 25% budget implementation?
Government doesn't have assets to liquidate

So it remains payable when able, thatz the practical.

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by naijapips04: 9:07am On Aug 19, 2018
Nice one. They should sue the stupid bank as well.

The rule of law and our constitution would never be disrespected by any kunu drinking tyrant.

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by Donald95(m): 9:18am On Aug 19, 2018
PMB Paedophile Muhammadu Buhari doesn't obey court orders. Don't waste your time

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by Blue3k(m): 9:33am On Aug 19, 2018
Good settle your grievances in count not in media. If there's no legal basis for their actions make their ineptitude your payday. I dont get why EFCC would lie about freezing state accounts like it wont be traced back to them. Benue should consider doing the same.


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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by aolawale025: 9:33am On Aug 19, 2018
That's how to develop and enforce the rule of law

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by Blue3k(m): 9:35am On Aug 19, 2018
Which bank are u referring to? The banks are defendants aswell.

naijapips04:
Nice one. They should sue the stupid bank as well.

The rule of law and our constitution would never be disrespected by any kunu drinking tyrant.

Other defendants named in a writ made available by the Attorney general are: The Attorney General of the Federation, Zenith Bank PLC, Skye Bank PLC and the United Bank for Africa PLC.

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by Nobody: 9:44am On Aug 19, 2018
Nigeria is really messed up...I will advice sane people to leave this country cause there is no hope with the way things is going

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by centoke30(m): 9:53am On Aug 19, 2018
I just feel happy within me. please we really need to consider scrapping that corrupt agency. they have been infiltrated by corrupt politicians and they are biased now

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by weyreypey: 10:15am On Aug 19, 2018
omowolewa:
What if they get favorable judgement? Who will enforce it?

There are over 2 Trillion Nigerian Naira in judgement debt which Federal Government refused or is incapable of paying.


The judicial precedence is needed sha
Garnishee order.

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by Dreamkiller: 10:42am On Aug 19, 2018
anytime an akwa ibom man takes you to court they will win. i remember what they did to shell when shell took one man's patent and refused to pay, they even took shell to an international court

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by Dreamkiller: 10:45am On Aug 19, 2018
EFCC shd change its name and all this will go away.
Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by Blue3k(m): 11:51am On Aug 19, 2018
Bump

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by Nobody: 5:02pm On Aug 19, 2018
Okay, let's see what happens next

I'm in big mess and seriously need advice. Check my page please and advice me on what to do thanks. Please no insults
Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by dynicks(m): 5:03pm On Aug 19, 2018
EFCC right now; can't WE just be REASONABLE in our actions for ONCE!?... who dey do us these things?...from where 50billion wan take commot from now?

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by eph12(m): 5:06pm On Aug 19, 2018
I thought EFCC denied this? Saraki what have you done again?

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by Glink2018(m): 5:08pm On Aug 19, 2018
Many judgement of the court against federal government ended up without implementation.

Though , u took the right step by taking them to court at least u will shake the table small and international community will hear u.

But...

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by Alejoc(m): 5:10pm On Aug 19, 2018
Who will police this police!

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by Nobody: 5:10pm On Aug 19, 2018
Akwa Ibom should close those bank accounts and move to other banks! The banks involved should even be chased out of Akwa Ibom.

When banks connive with corrupt government agencies to commit crimes, they should be punished.

Udom Emmanuel must sit up and face reality. This is clearly the type of politics that Akpabio engages in. Udom must use "iron hand" to curtail the excesses and power that Godwill Akpabio continues to wield.

Going to church to preach every sunday will not help! Believe me god or some spirits won't hep you! Akpabio is very daring and must not be toyed with.

Udom must not allow Akpabio to breathe anyway in that state. Akpabio did this to all the PDP members who ran to APC. Udom should hunt and physically attack Akpabio anytime he's in the state. The idea is to have Akpabio runaway from the state and not return, just like Akpabio did to Victor Attah during his tenure.

Akpabio does not own Akwa Ibom state. Akpabio must be stopped using ALL means necessary.

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by obi58: 5:27pm On Aug 19, 2018
A lot of ignorant comments on this thread.

Nice precedent set yes by suing the EFCC but of what use is that in an administration that does not obey court orders?

If the court rules in their favour, how can it be enforced?

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by Wiseandtrue(f): 5:36pm On Aug 19, 2018
Blue3k:


There is no basis even in the constitution of Nigeria or any other enabling law made by anybody whether the National Assembly or the state Assembly or any other convention that authorizes any federal agency or any agency to shut down the account of a state government as done by the EFCC.
Source: https://www.thekillerpunch.com/account-freezing-akwa-ibom-state-government-slams-n50b-suit-on-efcc-2/

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This is the part I love the most! APC has turned this country upside down!

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by urose93(f): 5:43pm On Aug 19, 2018
namet:
Akwa Ibom should close those bank accounts and move to other banks! The banks involved should even be chased out of Akwa Ibom.

When banks connive with corrupt government agencies to commit crimes, they should be punished.

Udom Emmanuel must sit up and face reality. This is clearly the type of politics that Akpabio engages in. Udom must use "iron hand" to curtail the excesses and power that Godwill Akpabio continues to wield.

Going to church to preach every sunday will not help! Believe me god or some spirits won't hep you! Akpabio is very daring and must not be toyed with.

Udom must not allow Akpabio to breathe anyway in that state. Akpabio did this to all the PDP members who ran to APC. Udom should hunt and physically attack Akpabio anytime he's in the state. The idea is to have Akpabio runaway from the state and not return, just like Akpabio did to Victor Attah

during his tenure.

Akpabio does not own Akwa Ibom state. Akpabio must be stopped using ALL means necessary.

Now, go back and read this trash that you just posted and come back and tell us if it makes any sense to you.

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by megareal: 5:45pm On Aug 19, 2018
namet:
Akwa Ibom should close those bank accounts and move to other banks! The banks involved should even be chased out of Akwa Ibom.

When banks connive with corrupt government agencies to commit crimes, they should be punished.

Udom Emmanuel must sit up and face reality. This is clearly the type of politics that Akpabio engages in. Udom must use "iron hand" to curtail the excesses and power that Godwill Akpabio continues to wield.

Going to church to preach every sunday will not help! Believe me god or some spirits won't hep you! Akpabio is very daring and must not be toyed with.

Udom must not allow Akpabio to breathe anyway in that state. Akpabio did this to all the PDP members who ran to APC. Udom should hunt and physically attack Akpabio anytime he's in the state. The idea is to have Akpabio runaway from the state and not return, just like Akpabio did to Victor Attah during his tenure.

Akpabio does not own Akwa Ibom state. Akpabio must be stopped using ALL means necessary.

Well said. This here is what he needs to do. Akpabio takes no prisoners. The man is a horror story if he enters your case. Udom should wisen up period.

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by megareal: 5:47pm On Aug 19, 2018
It's a move in the right direction. At least EFCC will understand they are not a law to themselves.

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by bobnatlo(m): 5:51pm On Aug 19, 2018
Now that's what I'm talking about.

Nigeria is more than one person

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by klax(m): 5:53pm On Aug 19, 2018
But I think apc denied this and defended Magu or Maggi that akwa ibom goverment was lying?

Pls how did we get here in this country? What have we done as country to deserve apc as a govt in power?

So to Magu or Maggi or Ajinomoto the entire state are now corrupt and everyone in the state must suffer for sin they do not committed.?

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by klax(m): 5:56pm On Aug 19, 2018
But I think apc denied this and defended Magu or Maggi that akwa ibom goverment was lying?

Pls how did we get here in this country? What have we done as a country to deserve apc as a govt in power?

So to Magu or Maggi or Ajinomoto the entire state are now corrupt and everyone in the state must suffer for sin they do not committed?

Pls I ask over and over again and again is this how to fight corruption

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by klax(m): 5:58pm On Aug 19, 2018
But I think apc denied this and defended Magu or Maggi that akwa ibom goverment was lying?

Pls how did we get here in this country? What have we done as a country to deserve apc as a govt in power?


So to Magu or Maggi or Ajinomoto the entire state are now corrupt and everyone in the state must suffer for sin they do not committed?

Pls I ask over and over again and again is this how to fight corruption
Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by bobnatlo(m): 6:03pm On Aug 19, 2018
Glink2018:
Many judgement of the court against federal government ended up without implementation.

Though , u took the right step by taking them to court at least u will shake the table small and international community will hear u.

But...
Do u know what u saying

How did Akwa-ibom come to have the biggest no of oil Wells n all other oil exploration benefits of of crossriver after the ceding of bakassi to Cameron??

If not by pursuing n winning their case against crossriver n FG up to supreme Court!

Yeah agreed as u inferred, they gonna settle out of court in d yrs ahead. That's still a must step by any sensible govt.
This gonna go a long way to deter people that are clueless and senseless enough to forget that power is transient.

Nigeria is more than one person abeg!

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Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by searay(m): 6:15pm On Aug 19, 2018
namet:
Akwa Ibom should close those bank accounts and move to other banks! The banks involved should even be chased out of Akwa Ibom.

When banks connive with corrupt government agencies to commit crimes, they should be punished.

Udom Emmanuel must sit up and face reality. This is clearly the type of politics that Akpabio engages in. Udom must use "iron hand" to curtail the excesses and power that Godwill Akpabio continues to wield.

Going to church to preach every sunday will not help! Believe me god or some spirits won't hep you! Akpabio is very daring and must not be toyed with.

Udom must not allow Akpabio to breathe anyway in that state. Akpabio did this to all the PDP members who ran to APC. Udom should hunt and physically attack Akpabio anytime he's in the state. The idea is to have Akpabio runaway from the state and not return, just like Akpabio did to Victor Attah during his tenure.

Akpabio does not own Akwa Ibom state. Akpabio must be stopped using ALL means necessary.
Is Sen Akpabio the EFCC boss? How does it concern Akpabio?
Tell your UDOM to sit up and allowed his work to vote for him come 2019. How can someone work for 6years no promotion, no arrears, no impressed, no subvention and you expect the civil servants to vote for him. I don't want to mention pensioners.
Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by Kingspin(m): 6:18pm On Aug 19, 2018
When we need Court the most they somehow F>U>C>K up
Re: Account Freezing: Akwa Ibom State Government Slams N50b Suit On EFCC by Omeokachie: 6:23pm On Aug 19, 2018
Buhari and his APC gang will plunge this country into violence with the way they are going.

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