EFCC Breaks Silence On The Latest Massive Looting Exposed Under Buhari’s Watchful Eyes

By Post-Nigeria: October 10, 2019 11:32

EFCC Breaks Silence On The Latest Massive Looting Exposed Under Buhari’s Watchful Eyes

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has spoken out on the raid of the Zamfara State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and discovery of four Ghana-must-go bags filled with money.
The EFCC, on Wednesday, raided and took away four ‘Ghana-must-go’ bags containing money to the tune of N65,548,000, at the INEC office in Gusau, in continuation of its investigation over alleged the non-payment of ad hoc staff who conducted the 2019 general elections.
Speaking on the development, the EFCC in a series of posts on its official Twitter page, said that the raid was carried out, following a petition by one of INEC’s ad-hoc staff during the 2019 Presidential and Gubernatorial elections, in Zamfara State.
The EFCC noted that the staff alleged that the ad hoc INEC Officials were denied payment of their N6,000 movement allowances each, for the two elections.

The anti-graft Agency added that the suspects responsible will be charged and arraigned in court soon, adding that, the money is suspected to be “40 percent illegally deducted on funds released to INEC Zamfara office, to cater for the rent of Canopies, Tables, and Chairs, and also funds for RAC (Registration Area Center), and movement of men and materials to Polling Units, by the HOD Accounts & Cashier.”
The post read: “Operatives of Sokoto zonal office, today, recovered money to the tune of N65,548,000 only. The money comprises 81 bundle of N1,000 notes, 97 bundle of N500 notes, and 96 pieces of N500 notes.
“The monies were stacked in two fire proof safes, during a search conducted in offices of the HOD Accounts and Cashier of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Zamfara State.

“The money is suspected to be 40 percent illegally deducted on funds released to INEC Zamfara office, to cater for the rent of Canopies, Tables and Chairs, and also funds for RAC (Registration Area Center), and movement of men and materials to Polling Units, by the HOD Accounts & Cashier.

“The raid followed a petition by one of the INEC ad-hoc staff, during the 2019 Presidential and Gubernatorial elections, in Zamfara State. The staff alleged that the ad hoc INEC Officials were denied payment of their N6,000 movement allowances each, for the two elections.
“The suspects would be arraigned in court, as soon as investigation is completed.”