EFCC freezes accounts of 63-year-old man and delays eye surgery – Nigeria – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News
A 63-year-old man, Aniedoabasi Aniefiok Inyanguwem, has cried out at the sudden seizure of his six bank accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The man, who currently suffers from a sight defect, lamented that the anti-transplant agency’s action without notice had affected his planned eye surgery at a hospital in Lagos.
The Guardian has learned that her scheduled surgery in February has stalled. As a result, Inyanguwem, who is a member of the Evangelical Christian Union (ECU) Alumni Association, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Chapter, said he was discharged from the hospital due to lack of funds. enough to continue treatment.
Recounting his ordeal, Inyanguwem said he learned of the no-debit order placed on his accounts by the EFCC when he attempted to transact with his first mobile app to pay his medical bills.
He said: “When my eyesight deteriorated and I could no longer see properly, I sought help from my ECU brothers in Canada and they sent N2million to my First Bank account.
“I received this money while I was receiving treatment at Crystal Specialist Hospital in Akowonjo area of Lagos on February 26. Between March 3 and March 4, I was unable to access funds when I needed them.
“I came out of the hospital with a pastor friend, who took me to one of my banks, Fidelity in Idimu. While my pastor friend was with the branch manager, I started hearing that there was a warrant from the EFCC to arrest me every time I visited the bank. I was arrested and no one told me my offence.
According to him, officers from Idimu Police Station later revealed to him that no reason was given for the arrest, while the EFCC official contacted about the matter did not show up to the case.
“The police used their discretion to grant me bail when they saw my condition, which had affected my legs. I wonder if they hadn’t given me bail, I probably would have rotted in jail. My current state is that someone has to wash me, feed me and do everything for me.
“I call on well-meaning Nigerians to step in and request the EFCC to unblock my accounts to allow me to access funds for my operation or come and tell me of my offence.”
When The Guardian contacted EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren about the matter, he did not take calls or respond to text messages on his known mobile line.