A Federal High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja has granted an order freezing cash belonging to the Abia State government domiciled in about 27 banks.
Justice Bello Kawu in an ex parte 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.