*As EFCC Source Insists Otherwise
The Oyo State House of Assembly has refuted claims of its account freezing by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) describing the news report as a baseless rumour.
The Chairman House Committee on Information, Hon. Kazeem Olayanju, who made this statement on behalf of the House in a press statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday July 28, maintained that neither the House account nor that of any Director was frozen by the EFCC.
However, there have been reports that the account of the House was allegedly frozen by the antigraft agency over allegations of financial impropriety bothering on procurements of official cars for the state lawmakers by the House.
EFCC reportedly visited the state House of Assembly during the early hours of Tuesday to invite top officials of the House for questioning which was said to last several hours before their eventual release the same day.
Contrary to claims by the House in a released press statement on Wednesday 28 of July that neither account of the House nor any Director was frozen, an official of the EFCC disclosed that it takes a process which may last more than a week to unfreeze any account that is already frozen adding that the EFCC only freezed the account of a DFA (Director of Finance and Account) by placing a Post-No-Debit (PND) on the said account.
However, the conflicting positions of the House in its press statement and source in the anti-graft agency have left many speculating and hopeful that the EFCC will make an official statement on the lingering controversy surrounding the development to clarify the issue on ground.