EFCC Arrests 14 Suspected Vote Buyers, Intercepts N11m In Imo, Bayelsa, Kogi


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Saturday night, disclosed that its operatives on off-season election have arrested 14 suspected vote buyers in Otueke, Adawari playgrounds in Bayelsa State and at various polling units in Imo and Kogi States.




According to the commission in a statement on its official X-account, they were arrested on Saturday, in intelligence-driven operations that commenced several days before the ongoing governorship elections in the three states.

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Also, a total sum of N11,040,000 (Eleven Million, Forty Thousand Naira only) comprising N9,310,000 (Nine Million, Three Hundred and Ten Thousand Naira) intercepted from suspected vote buyers and sellers in Bayelsa and N1,730,000 (One Million, Seven Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira) intercepted from electoral fraud suspects across Imo State, were also recovered from them.

“Also, two vehicles were intercepted from the suspects.

“They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,” the statement added.



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