“We’re currently investigating Governor Matawalle for N70 billion fraud” – EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disclosed that the Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle is currently under investigation for the theft of over N70 billion from the state.

On Thursday, Osita Nwajah – the EFCC’s Director of Public Affairs made the disclosure while addressing pressmen at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

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According to their utterances, they stated that they tracked down more than 100 companies that received payments from the alleged funds but provided no evidence of service to the state.

Their words:

“The Commission would like to put the nation on notice to expect more of the kind of wild allegations made by Matawalle as those at the receiving end of EFCC’s investigations, fight viciously back.”

“But the real issue with Matawalle is that he is being investigated by the EFCC, over allegations of monumental corruption, award of phantom contracts and diversion of over N70 Billion.” 

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