In what seems the hunter being hunted, Bello Matawalle, Governor of Zamfara State has accused the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, of demanding $2 million bribe from him.
Upping the ante in the current verbal engagement between the governor and the anti-graft agency, in which Matawalle called for Bawa’s resignation, saying he had questions to answer on corruption and the EFCC boss responding that he had nothing to hide and asked Matawalle to petition appropriate authorities if he had any evidence against him.
In an interview with BBC Hausa, Matawalle, amplified his claim of corruption against the EFCC boss, saying: “It is not just to always blame governors. It is not only governors who have treasury, the federal government also has. What does the EFCC boss do to them? As he is claiming he has evidence on governors, let him show to the world evidence of those at the federal level.
“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.”
Daily Trust, quotes Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the anti-graft agency, who said he had not seen the story so he could not respond, as also claiming that not being proficient in Hausa language, he could not interpret what was said and asked for the story link be sent for a response.