Kogi State House of Assembly has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for accusing Governor Yahaya Bello of having diverted N 20 billion into a fixed-term deposit account.
Yesterday in plenary described this House of Representatives reports that the Anti-Transplant Agency ordered the Federal Court of Justice in Lagos to suspend an account allegedly owned by the Kogi state government at a commercial bank in order to damage and distract Bello’s image.
The motion, presented by spokesman Matthew Kolawole in front of the house and read by deputy spokesman Ahmed Mohammed, condemned the EFCC for setting off false alarms to cast a bad light on the governor and the state.
During the Passing a vote of confidence in Governor Bello, the assembly instructed the EFCC to unreservedly publicly apologize to the governor and the state for the embarrassment.
They threatened to do so legal action against the EFCC for staging and disseminating the untruth.
The motion reads: “My dear members, it is shocking that the Nigerian social media room and television stations agreed a few days ago screaming fake news about a federal government approved rescue loan of N 20 billion, which was approved by the federal government, were diverted to a fixed-term deposit / p>
“EFCC set off the false alarm that the said N 20 billion held in a fixed-term deposit account are yielding interest, misleading a federal court in Lagos. It was alleged that part of the fund was drawn on without being used for its own purposes. “
These false statements have now been debunked by the state government.”
He admitted announced that following the allegation, the House Audit Committee was instructed to investigate the disbursement and use of the final tranche of the bailout, adding: “The committee found in its report that the allegation is not true as the The Bailout Facility became the Bailout Facility fully withdrawn by October 2019. “
Kilani Olushola Olumo (Ijumu constituency) supported the motion, highlighting the importance of the GYB brand to Kogites, adding that Parliament would not allow it to be dented.
Musa Jimoh (Yagba East constituency) noted that the bank’s finance, budget and planning commissioner could write with the ultimatum to reply in less than 24 hours, the name d there governor and the state government.