Court Dismisses Suit Against EFCC Over Freezing Of Benue Govt Accounts


A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit filed by the Benue State Government challenging the powers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate its accounts.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba dismissed the suit on Monday saying it was lacking in merit.
According to him, it was predicated on a misconception that the EFCC lacked the statutory powers to investigate the financial activities of a state government.
The Benue State Government, who faulted the judgment, however, said it would challenge the decision at the Court of Appeal.