EFCC intercepts N32.4m cash ‘meant for vote buying in Lagos’

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, [email protected].

    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.

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    2 COMMENTS

    1. Justice should be blind as in actuality but it is a pity Nigerian Justice sees very clear and so the highly placed in society and those in the ruling party appear to be “above the law”. We need to change the narrative.
      God help Nigeria.

    2. Why would EFCC allow the individuals rounded up with those monies to go home? What sort of selective justice is this? If they were from the Labour party now, the whole universe would have been agog with the way they would have been dragging them. We never taya to dey see all these Nonsense! Enough must be Enough!!

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