EFCC Recovers N65.5million in Zamfara INEC Office

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Operatives of Sokoto zonal office of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission has recovered money to the tune of N65,548,000 only from an Independent National Electoral Commission Office.

The monies were reportedly stacked in two fire proof safes during a search conducted in offices of the HOD Accounts and Cashier of the INEC, Zamfara state. .

According to EFCC, the money is suspected to be 40% 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 Adhoc 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, EFCC said via their statement.

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