… says ‘no human being is 100% clean’
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Friday, challenged Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, to provide evidence of corruption against him.
Bawa stated this while responding to the numerous allegations the Zamfara governor levelled against him.
Matawalle had called for the EFCC chairman’s resignation, insisting he had questions to answer about some corrupt practices.
Governor Matawalle, in a statement he personally signed on Wednesday, had accused Bawa of corruptly enriching himself, urging him to surrender himself for investigation.
Matawalle, therefore, charged the Federal Government to probe Bawa and the activities of the anti-graft agency under his watch.
Matawalle had stated, “I and some eminent Nigerians have evidence of corrupt practices, breach of public trust and abuse of office against him (Bawa) and the commission led by him.”
EFCC later said Matawalle was being investigated over allegations of corruption, award of phantom contracts and diversion of over N70 billion.
But Bawa in an interview with BBC Hausa, said that it would do Matawalle a world of good if he could provide supporting evidence for his allegations.
The EFCC boss stated, “There is no human being who is 100% clean, I read somewhere he (Matawalle) asked us to extend our investigation to ministers. We carry out our investigations thoroughly and if Governor Matawalle has knowledge of any minister or governor involved in corrupt practices, he should report it to the appropriate authorities.
“If he has records of my purported corrupt practices, the appropriate channels for redress would be through reporting to the police, ICPC, and the Code of Conduct. Subsequently, investigations into such complaints would ensue.”