June 21, 2024

EFCC refutes not declaring Matawalle wanted

EFCC refutes not declaring Matawalle wanted

Glory Ebomah

The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to a report, entitled, Alleged N70b Fraud: EFCC Declares Ex-Zamfara Gov, Matawalle Wanted, which appeared in the Sunday Tribune of June 18, 2023, and purports that the commission had declared a former Zamafara State governor, Bello Matawalle wanted and requested the Department of State Service, DSS, to arrest him, “anywhere he is seen”.

The EFCC in a statement signed by Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, on Sunday, noted that without prejudice to the case involving the former governor, the report is incorrect as the commission has yet to declare Matawalle wanted or solicit assistance of any agency, including the DSS, to effect his arrest.

The commission has a standard procedure for declaring persons wanted and communicating the same to the public, not through faceless “security sources”.

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