EFCC does not have power to investigate state governments - Wike

EFCC does not have power to investigate state governments - Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers, on Thursday, May9, insisted that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has no powers to investigate the financial transactions of the state government.

According to Wike, before the EFCC can investigate the Rivers government, it must first vacate the Federal High Court judgment that declared that it cannot probe the financial transactions of the state.

Speaking during a courtesy visit by the management of a new generation bank.

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The governor said: "EFCC has no powers to look into our financial transactions. You cannot be giving our financial transactions to the EFCC, because that it is illegal.

"Unless the EFCC sets aside the judgment, they have no powers to look into our financial transactions. Not that we are afraid, but due process must be followed."

The governor commended bank for supporting implementation of projects in the state through facilities.

In a statement obtained by Legit.ng, the governor said the state government would complete the payment of loans it acquired by end of May, 2019.

"You have supported the state in terms of infrastructure . You have also supported us for our inauguration," he said.

Wike also pleaded with the management of the bank to consummate the long relationship with Rivers government by ensuring that people from the state grow in the financial organisation.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Nyesom Wike recently stated that the politicisation of security in the country is responsible for the insecurity across the country.

Channels reports that while speaking during a courtesy visit by the Charge D’Affairs, embassy of Netherlands at the government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday, May 8, Governor Wike said when security issues involve opposition states, the authorities play politics.

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