The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) displayed 19 people they had arrested for alleged vote buying during the Governorship and House of Assembly elections On Saturday in Ilorin, Kwara state.
Michael Nzekwe, the Acting Zonal Head of the EFCC’s Ilorin Zonal Office, announced that the suspects were presented at the commission’s headquarters in GRA, Ilorin.
Nzekwe further explained that the commission’s goal is to completely eliminate the impact of money in politics.
“The suspects were directly involved in vote-buying. We got credible intelligence and we acted on that intelligence.
”Some were arrested in Omu-Aran, Ilorin South, and Ilorin West; we were all over the state,” Nzekwe said.
He added that investigation would commence immediately and provisions of the law would be followed afterwards.
”Though they were picked in different locations across the state with money and Point on Sales (PoS) machines found in their possession, but we will carry out further investigation.
”We are an agency set up by law and we will strictly go with the provisions of the law after we have concluded investigation,” the acting Zonal Head said.
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