EFCC Arrests 14 Suspected Vote Buyers in Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi States


Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Saturday arrested 14 (Fourteen) suspected vote buyers in Otueke, Adawari playgrounds in Bayelsa State and at various polling units in Imo and Kogi States.

The Commission disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. It said the suspects were arrested in an intelligence-driven operations that commenced several days before the ongoing governorship elections in the three states.

Also, 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) 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.