EFCC speaks as Matawalle accuses Bawa of demanding $2m bribe from him

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has reacted to an interview granted to BBC Hausa by Zamfara State Governor Bello Muhammed Matawalle where he alleged that the chairman of the commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, demanded $2m bribe from him

A statement from the commission said :Matawalle’s recourse to mudslinging is symptomatic of a drowning man clutching at straws. 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.

“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.

“The Commission is working in close collaboration with its international partners to frustrate these escape plans and bring those involved to justice.”

Leave a comment

Back to top button