EFCC uncovers N65.5 million in INEC office

The Sokoto Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has confirmed

that N65, 548, 000 (Sixty-five Million, Five Hundred and Forty-eight Thousand Naira) was

recovered from the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Zamfara

State.

EFCC uncovers N65.5 million in INEC office

EFCC uncovers N65.5 million in INEC office

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According to the statement released by EFCC, the money in higher denominations of Naira notes was recovered from two fireproof safes during a search in the offices of the head of Accounts and Cashier of INEC in the state.

The money was recovered  on Wednesday, following a petition by an Adhoc staff of the electoral

body, alleging that officials of the Commission illegally deducted part of the allowance due to them for the last

general election.

According to the complainant, INEC in Zamfara allegedly paid its ad hoc staff the sum of N9,000,

while others in some states like Sokoto were paid N12,000.

The movement of materials and electoral officials, as well as the provision of chairs, tables, and canopies for the 2019 governorship and presidential elections in the state, was supposed to come from the money.

Before the raid, the Commission a few days ago, had arrested four officials of INEC in the state.

The officials are, Hassan Sidi Aliyu, Administrative Secretary, Hussain Jafar, Head of Operations were picked for

the alleged conspiracy, breach of trust and criminal diversion of Ad hoc staff allowance to the tune of

N84, 696,000 (Eighty-Four Million, Six Hundred and Ninety-Six Thousand Naira).

The investigation by the EFCC revealed that none of the 10,500 presiding officers who participated

in the elections were paid their entitlements cumulatively put at N84, 696,000 (Eighty-Four Million,

Six Hundred and Ninety-Six Thousand Naira).

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