2023 Elections: EFCC Intercepts N32.4m new N1000 naira note allegedly meant for vote-buying in Lagos. - Breaking News in Nigeria today 247 | TheWatchNGR

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Friday, February 24, 2023

2023 Elections: EFCC Intercepts N32.4m new N1000 naira note allegedly meant for vote-buying in Lagos.

 

2023 Elections: EFCC Intercepts N32.4m new N1000 naira note allegedly meant for vote-buying in Lagos.




Eric Patrick


The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, ( EFCC), on Friday intercepted N32.4m  (Thirty-two Million, Four Hundred Thousand Naira) new N1000 naira notes from a political party allegedly suspected to be used for vote buying in Lagos ahead of tomorrow's Presidential and national assembly elections.

The recovery was made by operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Commission.

According to the commission, EFCC, the suspect involved has been taken into custody for further questioning.

However, 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.

Abdulralsheed Bawa, also, revealed that, Tactical team 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, says Bawa.

Details of the number are available on EFCC social media platforms.

The Commission urged members of the public to report anyone trying to buy or sell votes by making use of the EFCC financial crimes reporting App, Eagle Eye, which is available for download on the Google Play or Apple store. They can also reach the Commission through our social media handle, @officialefcc or by email, info@efcc.gov.ng.
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