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EFCC: We have not declared Matawalle wanted for N70b fraud

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EFCC: We have not declared Matawalle wanted for N70b fraud.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been alerted to a report titled, Alleged N70b Fraud: EFCC Declares Ex-Zamfara Gov, Matawalle Wanted, which appeared in a daily newspaper on June 18, 2023, claims that the Commission declared a former Zamafara State governor, Bello Matawalle, wanted and requested the Department of State Service, DSS, to arrest him “anywhere he is seen.”

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Without prejudice to the former governor’s case, the report is incorrect because the Commission has yet to declare Matawalle wanted or seek the assistance of any agency, including the DSS, to arrest him.

The Commission has a standard procedure for declaring wanted persons and communicating them to the public, rather than through faceless “security sources.