The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested two Chinese nationals for offering a 100 million naira bribe to the Head of its Sokoto Zonal Office, Abdullahi Lawal.
The two Chinese, Meng Wei Kun and Xu Kuoi of China Zhounghao Nigeria Limited, a construction company, were arrested on Monday, May 11 in Sokoto.
The bribe was allegedly offered in a bid to compromise the ongoing investigations by the agency against their company having awarded contracts by the Zamfara State Government in the sum of N50 billion Naira between 2012 and 2019.
Lawal told newsmen that the Chinese nationals offered him and his team, the bribe to compromise an ongoing investigation against their company.
“On May 7, 2020, I was contacted by Mr Meng Wei Kun, Managing Director, China Zhounghao Nig. Ltd, in respect of an ongoing investigation against their company. I and my investigating team were offered the sum of one hundred million naira to compromise the case.
“Four days after a series of discussion, it was agreed that I come for half of the money, which was ready, at their office/residence, along Airport Road, Kasarawa, Sokoto.
“In a well-coordinated operation with a team of operatives, Mr Meng Wei Kun and Mr Xu Kuoi, were arrested while giving the bribe to me at the above address. In the process, the sum of fifty million naira, three laptops, five smartphones, and some relevant documents were seized,” the EFCC zonal head said.
The anti-graft agency said the suspects would soon be charged to court.