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VOTE BUYING: EFCC intercepts N32.4m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has intercepted N32. 4million allegedly meant for vote buying.

It said the suspect was already undergoing interrogation.

It urged all staff deployed in for election monitoring duties to show courage and not bow to unscrupulous elements.

A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said tactical teams have been sent to the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The N32, 400,000 allegedly suspected to be used for vote buying in Lagos seized by the EFCC

The statement reads “The massive operation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to deter vote trading and other financial malfeasance ahead of tomorrow’s presidential and National Assembly elections may have begun paying dividends with the interception in Lagos of N32, 400,000 allegedly suspected to be used for vote buying in Lagos.
“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.

” The Chairman of the commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa has implored all personnel deployed for election monitoring duties to show courage and not give room for unscrupulous persons to undermine the integrity of the elections through financial inducement.

” Tactical teams of operatives are currently on 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 social media platforms.

” Members of the public are encouraged to report anyone trying to buy or sell votes by making use of the EFCC financial crimes reporting App, Eagle Eye, which is available for download on the Google Play or Apple store.

” They can also reach the Commission through our social media handle, @officialefcc or by email, info@efcc.gov.ng.”

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