Zamfara: Matawalle claims that the government stole his 40 cars, stoves, and hijabs


Former Zamfara State governor Bello Matawalle has accused the state government of looting his homes and seizing his personal things. 

The Zamfara State Government, led by Dauda Lawal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reported on Friday that security forces had invaded the two Matawalle residences in Gusau and Maradun and confiscated 40 vehicles.

However, Matawalle in an interview with BBC Hausa said that it was “stupidity” and “poverty” that caused his houses to be entered, saying that items including his wife’s hijab were stolen.

He said, “I have never seen this kind of stupidity where someone’s house will just be entered without any permission as if we are in a lawless country.

"I am in Abuja, and no one informed me that any court issued that order or invited me, and I refused to respond." The worst part is that all of my wives' rooms at my Gusau house have been broken into, and even their hijabs have been taken away. Stoves were all loaded into a car and driven away.

"Instead of dealing with the problems in Zamfara, Dauda wants to create another crisis because he knows I have my people, and they will not fold their hands."

"They took away all campaign cars that people gave us as contributions in my Maradun house, including those I bought in the United States even before becoming governor, because you know I was a car seller." I'm not going to ask them to return the cars because everyone knows I have them.

"This is robbery; they broke into every room in my house, including my daughter's wedding gown (Kayan Lefe)."

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