EFCC has arrested two Chinese nationals who Offered N100m bribe to one of its Top Officer.
The Sokoto state Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arrested the two Chinese men who were identified as Mr. Meng Wei Kun and Mr. Xu Koi for offering a sum of N50, 000,000( Fifty Million Naira only) as bribe to its Zonal Head, Mr. Abdullahi Lawal.
The bogus bribe was allegedly offered in a passionate, desperate bid to compromise ongoing fraud investigations of a construction company, China Zhonghao Nig. Ltd, handling massive contracts awarded between 2012 to 2019 by the Zamfara State Government.
The zonal office of the Commission were investigating the construction company, with respect to the execution of exclusive 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.
Shocked by the consistency, dilligence and professionalism of investigation being conducted, the company had no other option but to reach out to Lawal with an offer of N100,000,000( One Hundred Million Naira) as bribe to allegedly “bury” the matter.
Noticing their corruption, Lawal pretended to have play along, and on Monday, May 11th two representatives of the company Meng Wei Kun and Xu Kuoi offered him bribe in cash totalling a whooping fifty million naira in their office along airport road, Sokoto. The cash was said to be a first installment, with possible future installments coming before EFCC dropped the axe!