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Bafarawa wants Wamakko to account for Sokoto’s N13b


[FILE] Senator Aliyu Wamakko (APC-Sokoto)

Former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, has dragged his successor, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to account for about N13 billion left in the state’s coffers for him.

His counter-petition was submitted yesterday to the anti-graft agency’s zonal office recently opened in Sokoto.

Bafarawa was last year discharged and acquitted of corruption charges preferred against him by the EFCC.


Submitting the petition to the commission’s zonal head, Ahmed Lateef, the former governor insisted that the case should be revisited, for Wamakko to account for about N13 billion left behind for him.

According to Bafarawa, the amount included N11.8 billion he left in the coffers of the state government, N500 million belonging to the Maccido Institute for Qur’an and General Studies as well as iron rods worth over N1 billion.

He said that his business suffered and that he lost a lot of money during the trial that lasted over a decade.

Since Senator Wamakko no longer enjoyed immunity, just like himself, Bafarawa urged the EFCC to investigate the petition to ascertain the truth of the matter and clear his name, adding that he was in possession of all the documented evidence.

He noted that he was encouraged to file the petition by his acquittal and that he had always been part of the fight against corruption, as he insisted on state governors giving account of their federal allocations.

Receiving the petition, the EFCC zonal head assured the plaintiff that the petition, which he listed as number 001, would be thoroughly investigated to ensure that justice is done.

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