UNBELIEVABLE: AS ABIA STATE GOVERNMENT DRAG EFCC TO COURT OVER STOLEN PROPERTIES.
Abia state government drag The Economic And Financial Crimes Comission( EFCC) To Court over some stolen properties in the state.
According to the reports, some of the sealed properties are The Adelabu Housing Estate, Abia State mail, former township main market, Ogwumabiri Millennium luxury Apartment, Abia Hostels and Linto Estate, old Timber Market.
The announcement was made by the Asia State Attorney General Commissioner for justice of state chief Uche Ihediwa taking the EFCC to court while fielding question from newsmen.
He said some of the assets sealed by the EFCC belong to the state government which entered into partnership arrangements with credible investors for the development of those properties under (PPP).
He also said the move of the EFCC as unwarranted and unlawful and further asked the agency to issue an unreserved apology the state within seven days in view of the inconvenience its action caused.
The Commissioner alleged that the EFCC who did not write the state government to find out the ownership are domiciled in the state ministry of lands before sealing it off.
The Independent made a report that Ihediwa maintained that the law established the EFCC makes it clear that the comission can only sealed property of persons under investigation.
He affirmed that the ownership of the property in question is not under investigation as he recalled how Same Anti-graft agency investigated the ownership of most of those properties and the Certificates Certificates of occupancy agreement between the state government and investors of the various assets 14 years ago