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Alleged N15bn fraud: Wamakko dares EFCC, says ‘I’m ready for legitimate scrutiny, not media trial’

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The senator representing Sokoto-North, Aliyu Wamakko has said that he is willing to submit himself for legitimate scrutiny, not media trial.

The senator made the statement while reacting to reports of a move by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe him over an alleged N15 billion fraud.

He said: “I am human, capable of making mistakes, a loyal citizen that is not above the law, therefore I can submit myself for legitimate scrutiny and not this mere media trial.”

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The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that the anti-graft agency would be questioning Mr Wamakko “on allegations of theft of public funds and money laundering totalling N15 billion.”

DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that Wamakko was said to have committed the alleged fraud when he was the governor of Sokoto from 2007 to 2015.

Mr Wamakko, a former governor of Sokoto State, claimed that the petition the media quoted accusing him of the fraud was “non-existent” and came from “faceless persons”.

He lamented that the allegation was only targeted at tarnishing his image, thus called on those involved to publish his bank accounts and other details to back their claims.

Mr Wamakko also noted that “the fake and debilitating report was circulated by the same deluded agents of doom and merchants of falsehood in April 2018, but their heinous efforts failed woefully.”

He also stressed that the purported petition did not emanate from the EFCC, but from some chronic merchants of falsehood.

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