NewsNigeriaPoliticsFormer Zamfara State Governor Has Five Days To Return Alleged Stolen Vehicles

The immediate past Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle has been given five days ultimatum to return vehicles allegedly stolen by officials of his administration.

Governor Dauda Lawal gave the ultimatum in a statement through his spokesman Sulaiman Bala Idris said the government will recover looted properties and funds of the government.

Part of the statement said: “Our government is determined in fulfilling the campaign promises made to the good people of Zamfara State which involves the swift recovery of looted public funds and properties.”

“We have the facts and records available that expose Matawalle’s impropriety. Where is the lie? A contract was awarded by the former Governor, for the purchase of vehicles to be distributed to dignitaries and Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) at the cost of N1,149,800,000.00. The contract for the purchase of the vehicles was awarded to Hafkhad Properties and Facilities Management Nig. LTD.

“The money was meant for the purchase of a Toyota Lexus VIP Bullet Proof 2021 Model; Toyota Land Cruiser VIP Bullet Proof 2021 Model; Toyota Prado V6 2021 Model; Toyota Prado V4 2021 Model; Peugeot 2021 Model; Toyota Hilux 2021 Model; Toyota Land Cruiser Bullet Proof 2021; and Toyota Lexus 2021 Model.

“We have communicated officially to former Governor Bello Matawalle and his Deputy to return all the missing vehicles within five working days.”

Recall that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is probing Matawalle’s administration for alleged misappropriation of N70 billion, but the former governor had hit back, saying the Chairman of the commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa had demanded a $2 million bribe from him.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)
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