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Anambra State Finance Under Scrutiny: Court Orders EFCC Probe, Freezes Allocations

In a stunning development today, a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, sitting at Apo, has issued a verdict that will have significant implications for the financial affairs of Anambra State. Justice Bello Kawo delivered a ruling that bars 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Anambra from receiving allocations from the consolidated revenue funds.

The court’s decision comes as a result of an exparte application filed by legal practitioner Mr. Chukwuebuka Mmeni. In his application, he raised concerns about the utilization of funds accrued to the LGAs from March 2022 to April 2024 by the Anambra State government. Consequently, the court not only restrained the Accountant General of the Federation and the Minister of Finance from remitting funds to the affected LGAs but also directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to conduct a thorough investigation into the alleged mismanagement of these funds.

The ruling presents a significant setback for the Anambra State government, as its 21 LGAs will now be deprived of federal allocations until the court reaches a final determination on the matter. This decision sends a clear message that financial impropriety will not be tolerated, and those responsible will be held accountable.

The Attorney General of the Federation, who was listed as a defendant in the suit along with the Accountant General of the Federation, the Minister of Finance, the Anambra State Government, and the EFCC, will also face scrutiny as the investigation unfolds.

While the specific details of the alleged mismanagement have yet to be disclosed, this development underscores the importance of transparency and accountability in governance. The court’s intervention and the subsequent investigation by the EFCC aim to shed light on the handling of public funds and restore public trust in the administration.

As this story unfolds, we will continue to monitor the proceedings and provide updates on any significant developments. Stay tuned for more information as the investigation progresses.

Efecha Gold
Efecha Gold
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