The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two Chinese for bribery and corruption.
Punch news reports that the Chinese citizens offered a 100 million naira bribe to the Head of its Sokoto Zonal Office, Abdullahi Lawal, and colleagues.
Mr Meng Wei Kun and Xu Kuoi of China Zhounghao Nigeria Limited, a construction company, were arrested in a well-planned security system that lasted for some days.
While the investigation was still on, yesterday, Tuesday, Lawal told journalists that the money offered him and his team, was bribe to consider the current investigation against their company.
“On May 7, 2020, I was contacted by Mr Meng Wei Kun, Managing Director, China Zhounghao Nig. Ltd, in respect of an ongoing investigation against their company. I and my investigating team were offered the sum of one hundred million naira to compromise the case.
“Four days after a series of discussion, it was agreed that I come for half of the money, which was ready, at their office/residence, along Airport Road, Kasarawa, Sokoto.
The EFCC zonal head narrated,“In a well-coordinated operation with a team of operatives, Mr Meng Wei Kun and Mr Xu Kuoi, were arrested while giving the bribe to me at the above address. In the process, the sum of fifty million naira, three laptops, five smartphones, and some relevant documents were seized ,”
He stated that the comapny is currently being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, FCCC, over alleged offences of conspiracy, abuse of office, misappropriation, diversion of public funds and money laundering.