Court Freezes Imo State Government Accounts

The Court of
Appeal sitting in Owerri, has ordered the freezing of all the accounts
of Imo State Government and the confiscation of all monies domiciled in

 Mbaba George, the justice of the
appellant court handed down the orders while delivering judgment
in an
appeal filed by the governor of Imo State, the attorney general of the
state, the Environmental Transformation Committee and the Ministry of
Petroleum and Environment, Imo State.

The appeal was sequel to the earlier
judgments delivered by Hon. Justice Maryann Anenih of Maitama High
Court, Abuja, and Hon. Justice Ijeoma Agugua, in suit numbers
FCT/HC/M/9257/2016 and HU/538/2011, respectively.
The appellants had prayed the Appeal
Court to set aside the earlier judgments, which delivered judgment in
favour of the contracting firm and Mr. Egbuchulam.
The appeal  court also ordered that the
confiscated monies should be used to offset the sum of N1 billion owed
E. F. Network Nigeria Limited and Mr. Gideon Egbuchulam.
As at the time of going to press, no government official was prepared to comment on the judgment.

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