The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has denied the allegations of a two million dollar demand by it Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa from the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Muhammed Matawalle to cover any shoddy operation during the Governor’s tenure in office.
The Commission which said this in a Statement says Governor Matawalle’s recourse to what it calls mudslinging is symptomatic of a drowning man clutching at straws.
The Governor of Zamfara State, Governor Matawalle had in an interview granted the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC on friday alleged that the EFCC’s Boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa demanded the sum of two million dollars from him and as such called for the resignation of Bawa saying he has questions to answer on Corruption.
The EFCC says despite the phantom claims of Matawalle, 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.
The Statement added that if Matawalle will be taken seriously, he should go beyond sabre-rattling by spilling the beans. The Commission wants Governor Matawalle to provide concrete evidence as proof of his allegations.
The EFCC called on the public to be warry of plans by some of the alleged corrupt politically exposed persons to flee the country ahead of May 29. It explained that it is working in close collaboration with its international partners to frustrate the escape plans and bring those involved to justice.