The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has freezed “all bank accounts” owned by Akwa Ibom State.
The state information commissioner, Charles Udoh made this known to PREMIUM TIMES earlier today.
Charles Udoh said state authorities only learnt of the development today, and there were no prior indications from the anti-graft agency.
Udoh said more information would be provided to Nigerians about the development shortly.
A spokesperson for the EFCC did not immediately return PREMIUM TIMES phone calls and text messages seeking comments.
The development comes a day after Governor Samuel Ortom raised an alarm that the EFCC has frozen the state’s bank accounts, trapping workers and pensioners’ salaries in a state beset by hardship following months of deadly attacks by suspected herdsmen.