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Suspected Vote Buyers Run Out of Luck As EFCC Nabs Them; A Lecturer Is Apprehended With N306,700

Some Personnels of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) assigned to oversee the Presidential and National Assembly Polls has apprehended several suspected vote buyers.

Among those arrested today was one Dr. Cletus Tyokyaa, a lecturer at the Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi, Benue State. He was arrested at the RCM Polling Unit in Daudu, Guma Local Government Area with the sum of N306,700 stocked in his vehicle.

Dr. Cletus ran out of luck when he drove to the voting centre which he mistook for his polling unit. But upon sighting the Security Operatives, he tried to escape before he was nabbed.

This was all disclosed in a statement delivered by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC's spokesman.

The Spokesman said, "When asked about his mission at the center, Dr. Tyokyaa could not provide a coherent explanation, leading to arrest, and the search of his car revealed the money in various denominations."

“He was released after volunteering a statement to the Commission. The EFCC also arrested a man for alleged vote buying with N194,000 at Gidan Zakka polling unit, Goron Dutse area of Kano Municipal Local Government, Kano State,”

Recall that earlier, a woman, Maryam Mamman Alhaji was also caught with a 17-page list containing names of eligible voters, their bank details and phone numbers as accredited under Badarwa/Malali Ward 01 and 08, Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Operatives of the Commission decieved her into believing that they had their voters card and were willing to sell their votes.

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Daudu Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Sarwuan Tarka University Security Operatives Wilson Uwujaren


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