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EFCC Arrests Chinese Nationals Who Offered Officials N50m Bribe

This may mean end of business in Nigeria for two Chinese Nationals who in their attempt to cover up an alleged shaddy deal offers a N50m bribe to officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Sokoto Branch.

Mr. Meng Wei Kun and Mr. Xu Koi were arrested for offering a sum of N50, 000,000( Fifty Million Naira only) as bribe to its Zonal Head, Mr. Abdullahi Lawal.  

The suspects were arrested on Monday,  May 11,  2020 in Sokoto.  

According to the report on EFCC Website the bribe was allegedly offered in a desperate bid 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, 000,000,000.00 (Fifty Billion Naira)  between 2012 to 2019.

The zonal office of the commission 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; and also the construction of 168 solar-powered boreholes in the 14 local government areas of the state.  

“Alarmed by the consistency and professionalism of investigation being conducted, the company reached out to  Lawal with an offer of  N100,000,000 (One Hundred Million Naira) as bribe to “bury” the matter,” it was added.

It was gathered that in a grand design to trap the corrupt officials, Lawal played along, and on Monday, two representatives of the company Meng Wei Kun and Xu Kuoi offered him cash totalling N50,000,000 in  their office along airport road, Sokoto.

The cash was offered as a first installment.

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