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

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Intercepts N11 million 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 14 suspected vote buyers in Otueke, Adawari playgrounds in Bayelsa State and at various polling units in Imo and Kogi States.

EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale said in a statement on Saturday, that they were in intelligence-driven operations that commenced several days before the ongoing governorship elections in the three states.

He also said a total sum of N11 million comprising N9.3 million intercepted from suspected vote buyers and sellers in Bayelsa and N1.7 million intercepted from electoral fraud suspects across Imo State, were also recovered from them.

Also, two vehicles were intercepted from the suspects.

The EFCC said the suspects will be charged to court soon as investigations are concluded.


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