EFCC Discloses Powerful Northern Governor Buying Abuja Properties With “Proceeds of Crime”

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EFCC has stated that Governor Bello Matawalle is under investigation for using criminal gains to purchase Real Estate 

Bello Matawalle, the governor of Zamfara state, is accused by Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, EFCC, of using criminal gains to purchase real estate in Abuja.

The commission claims that the governor owns numerous properties in the federal capital area that are worth billions of naira.

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This was stated by the EFCC in a counter-affidavit it submitted in a lawsuit for the enforcement of a basic right against the company Fezel Nigeria Limited.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has announced that the governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, is being investigated for potential money laundering (EFCC).

The anti-graft organisation claimed that after gathering information suggesting that Matawalle was allegedly “using state monies to acquire various properties worth billions of naira in Abuja,” it made the decision to look into the governor.

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One of the properties the governor purchased, according to the commission’s preliminary investigation, is situated at Plot 729, Cadastral Zone C16, Idu Industrial Estate in Abuja.

These were revealed by the agency in a counter-affidavit it submitted in a lawsuit for the enforcement of fundamental rights that Fezel Nigeria Limited had brought.

The company alleged in the lawsuit that the EFCC broke into its facility on February 9, 2022, and that since then, armed men had taken control of and sealed off its premises.

The property, according to the anti-crime commission, was purportedly brought by the governor of Zamfara through Beisha Printing Press Limited, which is why they insist Fezel’s assertion is false.

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According to the commission, Beisha and Fezel are “the subject of a covert investigation, based on information provided by the second respondent on the purchase of the property using proceeds of crime.”

That is the latest Naija News Today on EFCC

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