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Bawa Asked For N2Million Bribe: It Amounts To Crime; Matawalle Should've Been Invited – Tietie

A political and legal analyst, Frank Tietie, has revealed how serious the allegation of Governor Bello Matawalle against Abdulrasheed Bawa of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is; after he insisted that the Zamfara Governor should have been invited for laying allegations that amount to crime against the EFCC boss.

Tietie had said, "The problem is the immunity. If he were to be without immunity, he would have been invited, not necessarily by the EFCC, but if the EFCC does have the power to do so, to come under the EFCC and under the criminal code and say, ‘would you substantiate what you said’, because it amounts to criminal defamation under section 373 of the criminal code for you to make statement that injures the reputation of another person."

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Tietie, who spoke during an interview on Arise Television, insisted that Governor Matawalle should have been invited to provide evidence for the allegations he laid against Bawa.

Reports had earlier revealed how Matawalle alleged that Bawa asked for N2Million bribe from him. He made the allegation after the EFCC hinted that the Zamfara bigwig might be involved in financial misconduct.

Tietie said immunity is the only factor that has protected Matawalle. He also described the allegation by the Zamfara Governor as cheap tactic.

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