The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission otherwise know as EFCC has intercepted 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.
In a post on its Twitter page on Friday, the commission stated that 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.
The commission also stressed that 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.
Bawa further explained that 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.
The commission further said 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.
By Mosunmola Ogi – olu