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Matawalle $2m Bribe Hoax: EFCC Will Not Bandy Words with Suspect

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has said that its attention has been drawn to a trending interview granted to the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, by Bello Muhammed Matawalle, governor of Zamfara State, where he allegedly made wild bribery allegations against the Executive Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa.

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In a statement by Mr. Wilson Uwujaren EFCC’s Spokesperson said Matawalle’s recourse to mudslinging is symptomatic of a drowning man clutching at straws.

He further said but despite the irritation of his phantom claims, the Commission will not be drawn into a mud fight with a suspect under its investigation for corruption and unconscionable pillage of the resources of his state.

“If Matawalle will be taken seriously, he should go beyond sabre-rattling by spilling the beans – provide concrete evidence as proof of his allegations.

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“Again, the Commission wishes to alert the public about plans by some of the alleged corrupt politically exposed persons to flee the country ahead of May 29.”

Uwujaren added that the Commission is working in close collaboration with its international partners to frustrate these escape plans, and bring those involved to justice.


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