Operatives of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee monitoring the presidential and Nationwide Meeting polls arrested some suspected vote-buyers in Benue State on Saturday.
A lecturer with the Sarwuan Tarka College (previously generally known as the College of Agriculture), Makurdi, Dr. Cletus Tyokyaa was arrested on the RCM Polling Unit in Daudu, Guma Native Authorities Space of the state with the sum of N306,700 in varied denominations stashed in his automotive.
Luck ran out on the suspect when he drove to the voting centre which was totally different from his polling unit and tried to run upon sighting operatives of the fee.
The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, revealed in an announcement on Saturday.
Uwujaren mentioned, “When requested about his mission on the middle, Dr Tyokyaa couldn’t present a coherent clarification, resulting in arrest, and the search of his automotive revealed the cash in varied denominations. He was launched after volunteering an announcement to the fee.
“The EFCC additionally arrested a person for alleged vote-buying with N194,000 at Gidan Zakka polling unit, Goron Dutse space of Kano Municipal Native Authorities, Kano State.
“A celebration agent shopping for votes by way of financial institution transfers was additionally arrested in Abaji within the Federal Capital Territory, whereas two individuals, Stanley Nsemo and Eno Amponsah had been arrested in Calabar, Cross River State, with the sum of $450 and N156,800 on suspicion of alleged votes shopping for.”
Earlier within the day, a girl with 18 voter playing cards was intercepted in a sting operation at Badarwa space of Kaduna, Kaduna State.
The lady, one Maryam Mamman-Alhaji, who’s a member of the help group of one of many main political events, additionally had in her possession, a 17-page checklist containing names of eligible voters, their financial institution particulars and cellphone numbers as accredited beneath Badarwa/Malali Ward 01 and 08, Kaduna North Native Authorities Space of Kaduna State.
She was nabbed after undercover operatives pretended that they had voter playing cards and had been determined to promote them.
“She is at present being grilled by operatives of the Kaduna Zonal Command of the EFCC, with a view to unravelling different members of her syndicate whom she claimed are additionally accumulating voters’ playing cards and paying monies by way of PoS or direct financial institution transfers,” Uwujaren added.