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EFCC froze Adamawa State account to safeguard state treasury - Source

By The Citizen

There are indications that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), froze the accounts of the Adamawa State government as a pre-emptive measure to safeguard the state's treasury.

Spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the freeze order, but declined to make further comments.

According to a reliable source in the agency who confided in our correspondent, there was convincing evidence of attempt to loot in the state which prompted the swift move by the agency to forestall such act.

The source said preliminary investigations revealed that some of the state government officials were involved in looting of public resources.

The development, the source added, led to the arrest and questioning of the Secretary to the State Government, the State Commissioner for Finance, former Commissioner for Local Government ( now Commissioner for Higher Education), the Accountant General of the State and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Local Government.

The source further said that the investigation followed a series of petitions alleging massive looting of the treasury by the governor and his cronies through an illegal department called Special Programme and Project Units (SPPU ) which engaged in over invoicing and inflation of contract.

The source said 'In the course of investigation, a critical analysis of local government account reveals massive cash withdrawals.'