EFCC Arrests Suspected Vote Buyers in Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi, Intercepts Over N11m


Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Saturday, arrested 14 suspected vote buyers in Otueke, Adawari playgrounds in Bayelsa State and at various polling units in Imo and Kogi States in an intelligence-driven operation that commenced several days before the off-cycle governorship elections in the three states.

According to a publication by the Commission, a total sum of N11,040, 000 (Eleven Million, Forty Thousand Naira only) comprising N9,310,00 (Nine Million, Three Hundred and Ten Thousand Naira) was also intercepted from suspected vote buyers and sellers in Bayelsa and N1,730, 000( One Million, Seven Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira) intercepted from electoral fraud suspects across Imo State, were also recovered from them.

Also, two vehicles were intercepted from the suspects.

They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.


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