The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had recently begun a massive operation to alleviate the buying and selling of votes and other financial malfeasances, ahead of the Presidential and national assembly election which is to take place tomorrow, February 25.
On Friday, the commission discovered the sum of N32,400,000 (Thirty-two Million, Four Hundred Thousand Naira) which was suspected to be used for vote buying in Lagos. The information was made public via the official Facebook page of the commission after the discovery was made by officers of the Lagos Zonal Command. The broadcast also stated that the suspect involved has been taken into custody for further questioning.
Furthermore, The Chairman of the Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has addressed all officers who have been deployed for election monitoring duties tomorrow, imploring them to exhibit courage and ensure that they do not tolerate any financial malfeasance, as it will undermine the integrity of the elections.
The commission has encouraged members of the public to report anyone trying to buy or sell votes immediately via the reporting app or social media handles. It was also announced that a tactical team of operatives have been deployed to all states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory, to ensure that the nefarious act of vote trading and other related offences are curbed.
See the Facebook post here
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