EFCC denies corruption allegations against Magu


EFCC says Magu does not own property abroad

The anti-graft agency also denied that the acting chairman evaded service of court summons

Meanwhile, it says it will institute legal actions against people behind the allegations

Following allegations against its acting chairman, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied the report.

Specifically, Ibrahim Magu was accused of owning property and that he evaded service of court summons.

The agency described the allegations as the handiwork of politically-exposed persons based abroad.

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As a result of this, the commission stated that it was taking steps to institute legal action against media platforms used by the blackmailers against the commission and its chairman, This Day reports.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Sokoto zonal office of EFCC has arrested two Chinese Meng Wei Kun and Xu Koi for offering a sum of N50million as a bribe to its zonal head, Abdullahi Lawal.

The suspects were arrested on Monday, May 11 in Sokoto state by the anti-graft commission.

The bribe was allegedly offered in a bid to compromise ongoing investigations of a construction company, China Zhonghao Nigeria Limited.

The firm is said to be handling contracts awarded by the Zamfara state government in the sum of N50billion between 2012 to 2019.

The EFCC is investigating the construction company, in connection with the execution of contracts for the construction of township roads in Gummi, Bukkuyun, Anka and Nassarawa towns of Zamfara state.

The company is also under investigation for the construction of 168 solar-powered boreholes in the 14 local government areas of the state

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Alarmed by the consistency and professionalism of investigation being conducted, the company reached out to Lawal with an offer of N100million as a bribe to “bury” the matter.

On Monday, two representatives of the company Meng Wei Kun and Xu Kuoi offered him cash totalling N50million in their office along airport road, Sokoto. The cash was offered as a first instalment.

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The suspects were promptly arrested with the cash as a piece of evidence.

The EFCC said the suspects would soon be charged to court.

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