N20bn bailout fund ‘hidden’ in Sterling Bank: You lack competence, Kogi government tells EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s attempt to desperately wriggle out of a bad case with another mischief aimed, again, at misleading Nigerians, remains laughable.

This position was made public by the government of Kogi State while reacting to a statement issued on Friday (yesterday) by the anti-graft agency wherein it suggested that it had returned the sum of N19,333,333,333 which was allegedly recovered from the Kogi Salary Bailout Account ‘hidden’ in Sterling Bank.

However, in a statement with the caption, ‘EFCC’s desperate bid to cover incompetence laughable’, the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, declared that the state government would prepare a comprehensive response to the latest of the desperate moves by the Commission to save its face given its obvious goof and unethical conduct in the matter in dispute.

Fanwo said, “The press statement by the Commission is a malicious attempt to rope the state into a matter that ordinarily has nothing to do with our dear state.

“We maintain the unassailable truth that the Kogi State Government did not operate such account with the bank as affirmed in a letter by the bank. We sympathize with the EFCC as it has been a Herculean task to cover the initial misinformation and deliberate deceit by the Commission.

“Kogites and indeed, Nigerians should rest assured that we will get to the root of this matter.”

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