The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen the bank accounts of the Benue state government domiciled in three banks.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Samuel Ortom, Mr Terver Akase, confirmed this to Channels Television in an interview on Wednesday.
It was gathered that the freezing of the accounts was a result of investigations which indicated alleged abuse of Benue State’s security funds.
But there are concerns that if the accounts remain frozen, the state government might find it difficult to meet its financial obligations, especially the payment of salaries to workers in the state.
The state government has described the action of the anti-graft agency as part of alleged plots to frustrate the governor for leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Governor Ortom had defected from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on July 25, after some youths prevented him from attending a reconciliatory meeting convened by the APC national leadership.
Barely one week later, eight members of the APC in the Benue State House of Assembly served an impeachment notice on Governor Ortom.