Rivers State Government has referred to as on the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) to depart the State alone to focus on delivering the dividends of democracy to the folks of Rivers State.
This name was contained in a press release issued in Port Harcourt by the Commissioner for Info and Communications Barr Emma Okah in response to an allegation by the EFCC that she is investigating the State State Government in reference to withdrawals totalling N170Billion from the State Government’s account.
In accordance to the assertion, Rivers State Government denied any unlawful operation of her financial institution accounts as alleged.
The assertion additional provides that the Rivers State Government is not answerable to the EFCC till the courtroom says so.
In 2007, the State took the EFCC to courtroom over interferences with the State’s funds and the courtroom restrained the EFCC from probing the accounts of Rivers State because the State was accountable solely to the State Home of Meeting. Curiously the EFCC has not been ready to put aside the injunction.
“We plead the injunction and advise the Fee to respect the legal guidelines of the land as something wanting that is equal to political blackmail, the assertion added.
For the avoidance of doubts, the Rivers State Government is not towards the struggle towards corruption however insists that such struggle have to be inside the ambit of the legislation and not as a instrument of political witch hunt.