Matawalle’s alleged $2 million bribe is dismissed by EFCC as a hoax

In a recent development, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has dismissed the allegations made by Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State regarding a $2 million bribe.

According to the EFCC, the claim made by Governor Matawalle is a complete hoax and lacks any substantial evidence

Vanguard news reported that the controversy started when Governor Matawalle alleged that he had personally handed over $2 million in cash to the former EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, as a bribe to stop the investigation into corruption allegations against his administration.Continue Reading>>>

The governor further claimed that the money was given in a bid to secure the release of funds frozen by the EFCC.

However, the EFCC has vehemently denied these allegations and maintains that they are baseless. In a statement released by the commission, they stated that Governor Matawalle’s claims are nothing more than an attempt to tarnish the reputation of the EFCC and undermine their efforts in fighting corruption.

The EFCC has emphasized that they have always operated with integrity and professionalism, and any insinuation of bribery or corruption is unfounded. They have called on Governor Matawalle to provide concrete evidence to substantiate his claims or retract his statements.

 

 

Furthermore, the EFCC has expressed their commitment to upholding the rule of law and combating corruption without fear or favor. They have reassured the public that the allegations made by Governor Matawalle will not hinder their efforts in bringing corrupt individuals to justice.

This latest development has raised questions about the motive behind Governor Matawalle’s allegations. Some speculate that it could be a political ploy to divert attention from ongoing investigations into the financial activities of the Zamfara State government.

The EFCC has vowed to thoroughly investigate the matter and uncover the truth behind the allegations. They have called on all parties involved to cooperate fully with their investigation.

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