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Abia threatens to seal banks defying court order on state accounts

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The Abia State Government has issued a stern warning to commercial banks operating in the state, threatening to seal the bank accounts of any bank that fails to comply with a court order to unfreeze the government’s accounts. The statement was issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Chris Ezem, who cautioned banks against the disregard of the court order.

A Federal High Court had previously granted an ex-parte order to freeze the government’s accounts, a move that the state government claims was beyond the jurisdiction of the court. In response, the government has directed all banks that have transactions with it to resume normal transactions without further delay.

In the statement, the government expressed its disappointment with “mischief makers” who have attempted to disrupt the peaceful transition of government with unnecessary litigations. It described the legal action as unpatriotic and mischievous activities of some people who are bent on undermining the government’s laudable achievements.

The government emphasized that it had invested a significant amount of time and resources on peace and security and would not be drawn into any plan to create chaos in the state. It urged all stakeholders to act in the best interest of the state and to support the government’s efforts to maintain peace and stability.

The Abia State Government has made it clear that it will take decisive action against any individual or institution that seeks to disrupt the smooth transition of power or undermine its efforts to deliver good governance to the people of the state. The government remains committed to ensuring that the rule of law is upheld, and justice is served.

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