EFCC Knocks Gov Matawalle For Accusing Bawa of $2m Bribe


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has knocked Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle for claiming that the commission’s chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa demanded a two million dollars bribe from him.

Zamfara Governor Bello Matawalle

The governor who is under investigation over alleged corruption, had during an interview with BBC Hausa, insisted that the chairman of the anti-graft agency could not be trusted.

The governor said he was being investigated because he refused to offer the EFCC chairperson the money he requested from him.

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However, in a rebuttal of the governor’s allegations, EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren in a statement on Friday night, said Matawalle cannot be taken seriously because he has no evidence against Bawa.

The statement reads, “Matawalle’s recourse to mudslinging is symptomatic of a drowning man clutching at straws.

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“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 by providing concrete evidence as proof of his allegations”.

EFCC Chair Abdulrasheed Bawa

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