Two Chinese men were arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the state of Sokoto for giving their Zonal Head, Mr. Abdullahi Lawal, the amount of N50, 000,000 (only Fifty Million Naira).
The suspects, Mr. Meng Wei Kun and Mr. Xu Koi were arrested on Monday, May 11, 2020 in Sokoto.
According to the EFCC, the bribe was 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.
Two Chinese men were arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the state of SokThe Commission’s zonal office is reportedly prosecuting the construction business in conjunction with the execution of contracts for the building of township roads in Zamfara state’s townships of Gummi, Bukkuyun, Anka and Nassarawa; also, the installation of one hundred and sixty-eight (168) solar-powered boreholes in the state’s 14 local government areas.oto for giving their Zonal Head, Mr. Abdullahi Lawal, the amount of N50, 000,000 (only Fifty Million Naira).
Alarmed by the investigation, the company reached out to Lawal with an offer of N100,000,000 (One Hundred Million Naira) as a bribe to “bury” the matter.
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 totaling fifty million naira in their office along airport road, Sokoto. The cash was offered as first installment.