Matawalle $2m Bribe Hoax: EFCC Will Not Bandy Words With Suspect
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been alerted to a trending interview granted to the BBC’s Hausa Service by Bello Muhammed Matawalle, governor of Zamfara State. In which he allegedly made wild bribery allegations against the Commission’s Executive Chairman, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa.
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.