Former Zamfara governor Bello Matawalle has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Following suspicions of offenses during his time as the state’s governor, the anti-graft organization listed him as wanted.
According to a senior security source, the EFCC on Saturday asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to detain Matawalle “anywhere he is seen” in the nation.
Matawalle claimed that the now-suspended EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, demanded a $2 million bribe from him just before the conclusion of his term. The anti-corruption organization has refuted this claim.
Matawalle criticized the EFCC for focusing on governors while disregarding federal officials with substantial budget allocations in a Hausa Service interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
In response to Matawalle’s allegation of bribery, the EFCC declared that it was in fact looking into the former governor for allegedly embezzling N70 billion in public funds through unfulfilled contracts given to his friends who have since been paid.
Findings showed that the former governor may have hidden himself to avoid being apprehended by the anti-graft organization.