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‘Freezing of Fayose’s account lawful’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), an NGO, says the freezing of Gov. Ayodele Fayose’s account by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC)…

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), an NGO, says the freezing of Gov. Ayodele Fayose’s account by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) is lawful under Section 308 of the 1999 constitution and international law.
The Executive Director of SERAP, Mr Adetokunbo Mumuni, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on yesterday.
“The freezing of accounts of sitting governors and other high-ranking public officials accused of corruption is essential for the flow of investigation which is allowed under Section 308.’’
It said “the freezing of the account is a preventive measure targeting the rem, which is necessary for the conduct of an effective investigation.”

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