All the accounts of the Imo State Government have been frozen on the orders of the Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri.
The court also ordered that all the monies domiciled in the affected accounts should be domiciled and used to offset the sum of N1 billion owed E. F. Network Nigeria Limited and Mr. Gideon Egbuchulam.
Justice It’s G. Mbaba handed down the orders while delivering judgment in an appeal filed by the Governor of Imo State, the Attorney General of Imo State, the Environmental Transformation Committee and the Ministry of Petroleum and Environment, Imo State, Vanguard reports.
The appeal was sequel to the earlier judgments delivered by Hon. Justice Maryann Anenih of Maitama High Court, Abuja, and Hon. Justice Ijeoma Agugua, in suit numbers FCT/HC/M/9257/2016 and HU/538/2011, respectively.
The appellants had prayed the Appeal Court to set aside the earlier judgments, which delivered judgment in favour of the contracting firm and Mr. Egbuchulam.
Meanwhile, the government is yet to issue a statement as regards the judgement as at press time.
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