Rivers Government denies withdrawing N11bn, tells EFCC to operate within law

Nyeson Wike, Rivers State Governor

Nyeson Wike, Rivers State Governor

The Rivers State Government has disowned one “Mr Kinsgsely Fubara”, who is said to be a Director of Finance and Administration, in the State Government.

Report had emerged that Fubara made repeated financial withdrawals from the Central Bank of Nigeria and Zenith Bank to the tune of 11 billion Naira‎.

But in a statement by Dr. Austin Tam-George,
Commissioner for Information and Communication,‎ Rivers State, he denied the claims.

According to him, “The Rivers State Government never conducted such financial transactions and the report is patently false.

“The Rivers State Government has no record of any staff known as Kingsely Fubara. This must be a fictional character created by the All Progressives Congress (APC)) and the Punch newspaper to embarrass the State Government and deceive the public.

“The report also indicated that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe these so-called withdrawals. Such a directive, if true, would be a manifestly illegal and ridiculous proposition.

“By law, the Rivers State Government is accountable to the Rivers State House of Assembly and the people of Rivers State, not to the Attorney General of the Federation.

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