Kogi State Government has asked the EFCC to apologize to Governor Yahaya Bello for linking the state with N19. 3bn.
According to the state commissioner of information and communications, Kingsley Fanwo, if the EFCC does not do so, it will face legal action. Meanwhile, the Kogi state government has said it is not the state’ s money that the EFCC confiscated and returned to the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The Kogi State government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) are embroiled in controversy over the N19. 3 billion hidden by the government.
The state government on Sunday described the story as ” fake and political” which it said the anti- corruption commission wanted to discredit after some politicians were hired by the commission, the Daily Trust reported.
In a statement issued by the state government on November 19, it gave the EFCC 48 hours to withdraw its statement or face trial, according to a statement. Facebook.
The State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, at a press conference in Lagos on Sunday, emphasized that the money allegedly returned to the Central Bank of Nigeria did not belong to Kogi State.
However, the Kogi state government said the matter was not yet closed and was not involved in the money laundering scandal, urging the EFCC to come out and withdraw its statement and apologize to the government and Governor Yahaya Bello. Stop deceiving Nigerians, Yahaya Bello to EFCC on N19. 3bn issue.
In a different story, Kogi State government’ s response to the document the government fight corruption and prevent economic sabotage, EFCC, out of that money back N19. 3 billion the government secret a bank account to the Supreme Court of Nigeria, CBN.
According to the Daily Trust, Wilson Uwujaren, a spokesman for the commission, said the commission had returned the money to the Central Bank of Nigeria.
However, the Kogi state government continues to deny hiding the money in a bank as alleged by the EFCC. Kogi State said the commission wants to mislead Nigerians.