Abdulrasheed Bawa, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been accused by Bello Matawalle, the Governor of Zamfara State, of seeking a $2 million bribe.
This assertion is made in the midst of escalating tension between the governor and the anti-corruption organization.
The EFCC Chairman should be investigated for corruption charges, according to Governor Matawalle, who demanded Bawa’s resignation in a statement issued on Wednesday, according to news sources.
Bawa, however, refuted these claims, asserting that he has nothing to hide and urging the governor to approach the proper authorities if he has any evidence that may be used against him.
In the meantime, Matawalle expressed his mistrust of Bawa in a BBC Hausa interview and questioned the EFCC’s selective investigation, adding, “It is not right to always accuse governors. The federal government has a treasury in addition to governors. How does the head of the EFCC treat them? Let him demonstrate to the world the proof of those at the federal level because he is claiming to have evidence on governors.
“If he exits office, people will surely know he is not an honest person. I have evidence against him. Let him vacate office, I am telling you within 10 seconds probably more than 200 people will bring evidences of bribe he collected from them. He knows what he requested from me but I declined.
“He requested a bribe of $2 million from me and I have evidence of this. He knows the house we met, he invited me and told me the conditions. He told me governors were going to his office but I did not. If I don’t have evidence, I won’t say this.”
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