EFCC intercepts N32.4m allegedly meant for vote-buying in Lagos
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has intercepted the sum of N32, 400,000 allegedly suspected to be used for vote buying in Lagos.
The interception came less than 24 hours to presidential and national assembly elections slated for tomorrow Saturday, February 25, 2023.
“The recovery was made by operatives of the Lagos Zonal command of the commission,” EFCC said in a statement.
“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.
“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. Details of the number are available on EFCC social media platforms.
“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, which is available for download on the Google Play or Apple store. They can also reach the Commission through our social media handle,” it said.