EFCC arrests DG of Sokoto Marshal Corps

Ismail Umar, Sokoto 

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sokoto Zonal Office, has arrested Abdullahi Sa’idu, Director General of Sokoto Marshal Agency and Bashar Dodo-Iya, an accountant, with the agency who are all members of payment committee of Sokoto Marshal Corps.

In a statement issued by Head of the Zonal office, Mr Abdullahi Lawal, it said the suspect were arrested for an alleged Offence of Conspiracy, Money laundering and Diversion of workers’ salaries to the tune of N10,000,000.00.

It said the arrest was as a result of a petition jointly signed and presented to the commission by 39 members of the agency, alleging that their three months salaries were being withheld without any reason.

The petitioners further alleged that the suspects refused to pay their salaries and diverted the money for their personal use and all effort made to get their salaries paid, proved abortive.

It added that preliminary investigation revealed that, the duo conspired and diverted the money.

The statement, however, said as soon as the commission concludes investigation the suspects would be charged to court.

 

Sammie Idika