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EFCC arrests Sokoto agency’s DG over alleged salary diversion

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The Sokoto Zonal Office of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Director General (DG), Sokoto Marshal Agency, Abdullahi Sa’idu and Bashar Dodo-Iya, an accountant with the agency, over alleged diversion of N10m meant for workers’ salaries. 

EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspects, who are Payment Committee members of Sokoto Marshal Corps, were arrested following a petition by 39 members of the Agency. They also alleged their three months salaries were withheld.

He disclosed that preliminary investigation confirmed alleged diversion, adding that suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.


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