By Mazino Dickson
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured a in court to freeze an bank account owned by the Bauchi state government.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court Abuja approved the freezing of a First City Monument Bank (FCMB)’s Operational Account number: 0998552074 of the Bauchi State government.
The EFCC, through his Counsel, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, in an Exparte Order with file number: FHC/ABJ/CS/858/2019, sought the order of the court to freeze the account pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation by the commission.
The state government presently has about N11 billion (N11,500,000 000 00) in the bank account.
The judge ordered the EFCC to, within 21 days, notify the respondents; the Bauchi State government and the FCMB about the court’s decision.
The judge, however, adjourned further hearing until Sept. 3.