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Kogi accuses EFCC of misleading Nigerians over N20b bail out fund

By Seye Olumide
19 November 2021   |   10:30 am
The Kogi State government has alleged that the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) is making desperate efforts to mislead Nigerians over the N20 billion bail out fund. In a statement today, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo described as laughable the commission’s attempt to desperately wriggle out of a bad case with…

The Kogi State government has alleged that the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) is making desperate efforts to mislead Nigerians over the N20 billion bail out fund.

In a statement today, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo described as laughable the commission’s attempt to desperately wriggle out of a bad case with another mischief aimed, again, at misleading Nigerians.

Fanwo said, quoting a letter signed by the Central Bank of Nigeria, which had not said anything different from what had been said so far on the controversial N20bn bail-out fund, the EFCC had finally exposed the fact that it had been pursuing a political agenda all along.

The commissioner disclosed that the state government would prepare a comprehensive response to the latest of the desperate moves by the commission to save its face in the matter in dispute.

“The press statement by the Commission is a malicious attempt to rope the state into a matter that ordinarily has nothing to do with our dear state,” Fanwo insists.

“We maintain the unassailable truth that the Kogi State government did not operate such account with the bank as affirmed in a letter by the bank. We sympathize with the EFCC as it has been a herculean task to cover the initial misinformation and deliberate deceit by the commission,” the statement added.

Fanwo stressed that the Kogi State government would react to the latest EFCC statement comprehensively, noting that “every option that is legal will be considered to maintain the innocence and transparency of our Government.

“Kogites and indeed, Nigerians should rest assured that we will get to the root of this matter,” he assured.