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Sokoto Agency DG Accused Of Diverting N10 Million Workers’ Salaries

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Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Director General (DG), Sokoto Marshal Agency, Abdullahi Sa’idu and Bashar Dodo-Iya for allegedly diverting N10m workers’ salaries to personal usage.

According to the anti-graft agency, Sa’idu was arrested along with an accountant with the agency, Bashar Dodo-Iya, on Friday last week by operatives of EFCC Sokoto Zonal Office.

The anti-graft agency who revealed how Sa’idu has cheated his workers for some months, said the suspects, who are payment committee members of Sokoto Marshal Corps, were arrested following a petition by 39 members of the Agency. They also alleged their three months salaries were withheld.

They also claimed that the suspects refused to pay their salaries but diverted the money for their personal use.

The EFCC said preliminary investigation confirmed the alleged diversion of the said sum by the suspects.

It added that the duo would be charged to court as soon as it concludes investigation.

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