EFCC can’t probe states’ accounts without Assembly’s nod — Court

A Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday declared that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission could not probe states’ finances without a report of indictment from states’ Houses of Assembly.

The court made the declaration in a judgment delivered in a suit filed by the Ekiti State Government against the EFCC, the Inspector-General of Police, the Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, the Clerk, the state’s Auditor General and the Accountant General.

Other defendants are the chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board, Skye Bank, Access Bank, Zenith Bank, First City Monument Bank, Diamond, Keystone, Heritage, Fidelity, First Bank and Union Bank.

The state’s Attorney General filed the suit after the commission sent invitation letters to some government’s officials seeking details of some of the state’s financial transactions.

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