Court freezes Imo state government accounts

e Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, has
ordered the freezing of all the accounts of
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Imo State Government and the confiscation
of all monies domiciled in them. The court
gave the order while delivering judgement on
an appeal filed by the Governor of the state
Rochas Okorocha, the Attorney General of
Imo State, the Environmental Transformation
Committee and the Ministry of Petroleum
and Environment, Imo State.
The state government had approached the
court to upturn earlier judgments delivered by
Hon. Justice Maryann Anenih of Maitama
High Court, Abuja, and Hon. Justice Ijeomau
Agugua, in suit numbers FCT/HC/
M/9257/2016 and HU/538/2011, filed by
one of its contractors, E. F. Network Nigeria
Limited and Mr. Gideon Egbuchulam who the
state owed N1 billion.
The Abuja courts had delivered judgments in
favor of one of the state contractors. The
Court of Appeal in its ruling yesterday
ordered that the confiscated funds of the
state be used to offset the N1 billion debt
owed E. F. Network Nigeria Limited and
Gideon Egbuchulam.

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