Mustapha Inuwa revealed total amount of money expended in curbing cattle rustling (Read)
Katsina state secretary to the state government Dr. Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa has described the rumor of allegedly spending over N1.6bn on cattle rustlers’ peace deal as baseless without element of truth.
While speaking with newsmen in Katsina, the Dr. Inuwa took time to clarify the actual amount spent throughout the amnesty programme.
“Actually with regard to N1.6bn as spread by mischief makers was nothing but blatant lies. I don’t know where the news come up; but I assured you that EFCC has invited the petitioner to provide in details the source of the information before inviting me to defend myself even if I were to be invited the agency”. He said
According to him, the total money spent throughout the amnesty programme is less than N40mn.
With regard to receiving invitation by EFCC, the SGS insisted that EFCC has never invited him in any way possible pertaining N1.6BN as being spread by oppositions.
“I was the one that even wrote a letter to EFCC challenging the petitioner to come up with the proof as being alleged and broadcast on social media platforms. In the letter I also demand the EFCC to invite the petitioner to enlighten them with evidence that such huge amount of money was misused, if I was found guilty then I am ready to accept penalty”. He added
He however calls on politicians and social media users in the state to desist from misleading public and avoid hateful comment that breeds anarchy for personal gains.