The economic and financial crimes commission, EFCC, has nabbed a suspect with about N32.4M of new naira notes allegedly intended for vote buying.
The commission made this known via its official social media pages as it said the suspect was in custody and under investigation for the huge sum.
Recall the EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, had in an interview disclosed that they’d arrested someone with over 30 million naira of said new notes.
The commission has expressed readiness to curb vote buying in the course of the elections which are set to hold in some hours.
The statement reads:
EFCC Intercepts N32.4m Allegedly
Meant for Vote-buying in Lagos
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 in Lagos of the sum of N32,400,000 (Thirty-two Million, Four Hundred Thousand Naira) 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.
Watch video below
"Just yesterday, we arrested somebody with N30 million of the new naira note" – EFCC Chairman Abdul-Rasheed Bawa.
He made this statement on #YourViewTVC while speaking on EFCC's plans to curb vote buying during the 2023 election.
Watch the full video: https://t.co/pnjUATtH14 https://t.co/u4NFImmG29 pic.twitter.com/2Tvamn0spe
— TVC (@TVCconnect) February 24, 2023
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