The Sokoto state Zonal Head of Operations of the monetary and economic Crimes commission , Abdullahi Lawal , at the resumed listening to on a case of bribery towards two chinese language, Meng Wei Kun and Xu Kuai , narrated how he coordinated the sting operation , leading to the arrest of the suspects , who provided him a bribe of N50 million naira .
The bribe according to him , changed into allegedly offered by means of the duo on behalf of China Zhounghao Nigeria restricted, a construction enterprise , to compromise research via the EFCC over contracts it changed into presented through the Zamfara state government , inside the sum of over N60, 000,000 ,000. 00 among 2012 and 2019 .
Lawal , the 2nd prosecution witness in the remember, become led in proof via the EFCC suggest , S .H Sa’ad , on the Sokoto high court docket, presided over by way of Justice Muhammad Sifawa
The EFCC boss advised the courtroom, “ On might also 8 , 2020 , at the same time as in my workplace at No . 7 splendid Quarters , off Sama street , Sokoto , the first defendant, Mr Meng Wei Kum referred to as me and informed me that he turned into in Sokoto for the cause of arranging N100 million for me , and the whole thing may be equipped through Monday , being may additionally eleven , 2020.
“ On Monday , at approximately 3 pm , the 1 st defendant called and informed me that the money became ready and that he became best capable of raise N50 million due to the lockdown and that a balance of 50 million can be given at a later date. I stated no hassle . He just make me to know that I ought to come for the cash in the night, at their workplace near Sokoto country college , along airport street , Nasarawa Village . I stated I didn’t know the office. The 1 st defendant said he'll watch for me at Sokoto kingdom college gate. Without delay after the dialogue , I arranged a collection of operatives and saved them on standby.
“ round nine pm , he sent me a text message that they had been already there . In order to test how serious he was, I despatched him a textual content message that he have to go away it till the next day . He answered that I need to come that the money changed into with them in coins and that they didn’t need the money to sleep with them in a single day for safety reasons .
“ I called the officers that I organized for the operation to come back and meet me . They got here in two cars and met me alongside Airport street . I told them i will first move , and after 15 -20 minutes, they ought to come and meet me at their workplace in which the cash could be given . ”
He further instructed the courtroom how his crew arrested the duo with the budget.
On the listening to , the defence counsel , A .T Hassan , but, did not oppose the complaints . All of the famous tendered by using the prosecution via Lawal ( PW 2 ) , were admitted by means of the court.
Whilst ruling that the money be saved inside the imperative bank of Nigeria, Sokoto for safekeeping , Justice Sifawa adjourned continuation of trial at the case to August 10 , 11 and 12 , 2020.
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