The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Sokoto Zonal Office, has arrested two Chinese men, Meng Wei Kun and Xu Kuoi, for allegedly offering its Zonal Head, Abdullahi Lawal, 50 million naira bribe.
In a statement in Abuja by its spokesman, Dele Oyewale, EFCC said that the suspects were arrested on Monday, May 11th, in Sokoto.
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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 50 billion naira between 2012 and 2019.
He further said 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.