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EFCC re-arraigns two Chinese for alleged money laundering

By Matthew Ogune, Abuja
29 October 2020   |   3:09 am
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Sokoto Zonal Office, has re-arraigned Meng Wei Kun and Xui Kuoi before Justice Saleh Idrissa of the Federal High Court, Sokoto State, for allegedly laundering N50 million.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Sokoto Zonal Office, has re-arraigned Meng Wei Kun and Xui Kuoi before Justice Saleh Idrissa of the Federal High Court, Sokoto State, for allegedly laundering N50 million.

The defendants had faced bribery charges before Justice Muhammad Sifawa of the Sokoto High Court for allegedly offering N50 million bribe to the Head, Sokoto Zonal Office of EFCC, Mr. Abdullahi Lawal, on behalf of Zhonghao Nigeria Limited, a Chinese construction company under investigation by the EFCC.

Zhonghao came under EFCC’s probe following the questionable contracts awarded to it by Zamfara State Government to construct township roads and 168 solar-powered boreholes in 14 councils between 2012 and 2019.