The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recently announced that it has intercepted 32.4 millon naira notes allegedly meant for vote buying in Lagos state.
Photo of the recovered money.
Sharing the photo of the seized new notes on its official social media page, the EFCC revealed that the suspect who was arrested in possession of the money has been taken into custody and is helping the Commission with investigation.
Following the development, the EFCC reiterated its warning to Politicians to desist from engaging in electoral Offences. The commission also advised its officials to not avail themselves to the monetary inducement from bad elements during the election.
The statement from the Commission partly reads: "The massive operation by the 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 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 of the Commission 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."
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