THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said its operatives have intercepted N32.4 million cash meant for vote buying in Lagos.
The anti-graft agency said a massive operation to deter vote trading and other financial misconduct ahead of tomorrow’s presidential and National Assembly elections has started paying dividends with the interception of the money.
This was disclosed by EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Friday, February 24.
“The recovery was made by operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Commission.
“The suspect involved has been taken into custody for further questioning.
“Tactical team of operatives are currently on the ground in all the states of the federation and the FCT. Telephone hotlines have already been circulated through social media for members of the Public to share information regarding financial malpractices with agents of the Commission. Details of the number are available on EFCC’s social media platforms,” the anti-fraud commission said.
The EFCC encouraged the public to report anyone trying to buy or sell votes using its financial crimes reporting App, Eagle Eye, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The statement added that EFCC chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa implored all personnel of the Commission deployed for election monitoring duties to show courage and not give room for anyone to undermine the integrity of the elections through financial inducement.