EFCC Intercepts N32.4m Allegedly Suspected for Vote–Buying in Lagos
Operation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to dissuade vote trading and other financial malfeasance ahead of the presidential and national assembly elections may have begun paying dividends with the interception in Lagos of the sum of N32,400,000 allegedly suspected to be used for vote buying in Lagos.
The recovery was made by operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Commission, while the suspect involved has been taken into custody for further questioning
The Chairman of the Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa has charged 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.
Currently, the tactical team of the operatives are on ground in all the states of the federation and the FCT.
Telephone hotlines have already been circulated through the EFCC social media platforms for members of the public to share information regarding financial malpractices with agents of the Commission.
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, @officialefcc or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.