In order to curb last meeting unnecessary spending of the state fund, a Federal High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja has granted an order freezing all the monies of the Abia State government domiciled in about 27 banks.
Justice Bello Kawu in an exparte motion no: M/6686/2023 also barred all the banks from cooperating with the financial aides of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu pending the determination of the motion.
The suit was filed by Mr Uche Eni against the Accountant-General of Abia State and the Commissioner for Finance.
Access Bank Plc, Eco Bank Plc, First Bank Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank, Central Bank of Nigeria, Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), Accountant General of the Federation and 21 financial institutions were listed as respondents.
The court granted the reliefs sought by the claimant’s lawyer, Johnmary C. Jideobi while adjourning the matter to April 5, 2023.
The court granted the following Order(s):-
“A mareva order of this Honourable Court freezing forthwith all the monies belonging to the people and Government of Abia State of Nigeria or controlled by the Defendants and domiciled in any Bank (whatsoever named) operating within Nigeria or domiciled with or in the hands of the 1st to 28th Respondents PENDING the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice filed herein.
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