The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two Chinese for offering N50 million as bribe to its Zonal Head, Abdullahi Lawal.
The Chinese men were identified by Sokoto Zonal Office of the EFCC as Meng Wei Kun and Xu Koi.
The suspects were arrested on Monday, May 11, 2020 in Sokoto.
The bribe was allegedly offered to compromise ongoing investigations of a construction company, China Zhonghao Nig. Ltd, handling contracts awarded by the Zamfara State Government in the sum of N50 billion between 2012 to 2019.
The construction company, is being investigated in connection with the execution of contracts for the construction of township roads in Gummi, Bukkuyun, Anka and Nassarawa towns of Zamfara state; and also the construction of one hundred and sixty eight (168) solar- powered boreholes in the 14 local government areas of the state.
Seeing the progrss of the investigation, the company reached out to Lawal with an offer of N100 million as bribe to “bury” the matter.
Mr Lawal played along, and on Monday, two representatives of the company Meng Wei Kun and Xu Kuoi offered him cash totalling fifty million naira in their office along airport road, Sokoto as first installment.