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May 29: EFCC uncovers plan by governors, ministers, others to escape

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday said it has uncovered plans by some politically exposed persons (PEPs) to flee the country after their tenure on May 29.

The PEPs include governors, ministers and political appointees under watch.The commission again faulted Governor Bello Muhammed Matawalle over alleged $2 million bribe demand linked to its Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa.It described the allegation as a hoax and wild.

In a statement issued by its Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC asked its international partners to frustrate the escape of the PEPs.The statement said: “Again, the commission wishes to alert the public about plans by some of the alleged corrupt politically exposed persons to flee the country ahead of May 29.


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