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EFCC Reacts To Report That It Declared Ex-Gov. Matawalle Wanted | READ DETAILS


EFCC Reacts To Report That It Declared Ex-Gov. Matawalle Wanted | READ DETAILS

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has denied a report alleging that the anti-graft agency declared Bello Matawalle, the immediate past governor of Zamfara State, wanted over an alleged N70billion fraud.

Refuting the report which emanated from one of the newspapers, the EFCC in a statement released by its Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, on Sunday, said it never declared Matawalle wanted, neither did it request the DSS to arrest him wherever he is found.

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The statement read;



The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to a report, entitled, Alleged N70b Fraud: EFCC Declares Ex-Zamfara Gov, Matawalle Wanted, which appeared in the Sunday Tribune of June 18, 2023 and purports that the Commission had declared a former Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle wanted and requested the Department of State Service, DSS, to arrest him, “anywhere he is seen”.

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Without prejudice to the case involving the former governor, the report is incorrect as the Commission has yet to declare Matawalle wanted or solicit the assistance of any Agency, including the DSS, to effect his arrest.

The Commission has standard procedure for declaring persons wanted and communicating same to the public, not through faceless “security sources”.

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