Yesterday, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has become a department in the All Progressives Congress.
Governor Ortom who defected from APC to PDP in July, made this statement during the swearing-in ceremony for nine new commissioners who replaced those sacked in August. According to the governor, the EFCC is now doing only the bidding of its paymasters, the APC government.
Governor Ortom said he would not succumb to any intimidation by the EFCC.
“Despite intimidation from the EFCC that has become a department in APC, we are not going to be intimidated. In the past few months, civil servants working with me are being troubled for no just cause. Once you decamp from APC, EFCC comes after you. Fighting corruption should not be selective.” he said
He also said that the EFCC had been on the heels of members of a committee for the burial of the late Tor Tiv following the sum of N120 million used for “the burial and settling of the deceased family.”
The governor said:”if we do anything wrong we are ready to face the law. But we will not succumb to intimidation.”