RIVERS State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has restated his earlier claim that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has no power to investigate the financial transactions of the state government.
Wike also said the EFCC must first vacate the Federal Government High Court judgment, which declared that the anti-graft agency should not investigate the financial transactions of the state before any investigation could take place.
The governor spoke on Thursday during a courtesy visit by the Group Managing Director-Designate of Zenith Bank Plc, Ebenezer Onyeagwu.
“EFCC has no powers to look into our financial transactions. You cannot be giving our financial transactions to the EFCC because that is illegal.
“Unless the EFCC sets aside the judgment, they have no powers to look into our financial transactions. Not that we are afraid, but due process must be followed.”
He said that if Zenith Bank refused to obey the court judgment, the state government would be compelled to file the necessary processes to ensure the right thing was done.
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