EFCC arrests two Chinese for offering N100m bribe to official

Wed May 13th, 2020 - Abuja (FCT)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Sokoto Zonal Office, has arrested two Chinese men, Meng Wei Kun and Xu Kuoi, for offering its Zonal Head, Abdullahi Lawal, N50 million alleged bribe.

In a statement yesterday in Abuja by its spokesman, Dele Oyewale, EFCC disclosed that the suspects were arrested on Monday, May 11, 2020 in Sokoto. According to Oyewale, the alleged bribe was offered in a desperate bid to compromise ongoing investigation of a construction company, China Zhonghao Nigeria Limited, handling Zamfara State Government contracts worth N50 billion between 2012 and 2019.

He further disclosed that the zonal office was investigating the construction company in connection with contracts for the construction of township roads in Gummi, Bukkuyun, Anka and Nasarawa towns of Zamfara, as well as the construction of 168 solar-powered boreholes in the 14 councils of the state.




source: Guardian