EFCC arrests Sokoto Marshal DG, accountant for allegedly embezzling N10m staff salaries

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sokoto Zonal Office, on Friday, has arrested Abdullahi Sa’idu, Director-General of Sokoto Marshal Agency and Bashar Dodo-Iya, an accountant with the same agency for allegedly embezzling salaries of members of Sokoto Marshal Corps.

The duo were arrested for an alleged Offence of Conspiracy, Money laundering & Diversion of workers salaries to the tune of N10,000,000.00 (Ten Million Naira).

This was contained in a statement signed by the spokesman of the Commission in the zone, Muazu Liman Daura, and released to journalists in the state on Saturday.

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He said, “this was as a result of a petition jointly signed and presented to the commission by 39 members of the Agency, alleging that their three months salaries are being withheld without any reason.

“They further alleged that the suspects refused to pay their salaries and diverted the money for their personal use, and all efforts made to get their salaries paid, proved abortive.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the duo conspired and diverted about N10million funds meant for the Marshal’s salaries,” he disclosed.

The commission spokesman, however, confirmed that investigation is still ongoing and suspects would soon be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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