EFCC To Prosecute 130 INEC Staff For Bribery

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has
revealed plans to prosecute 130 staffs of the Independent National Electoral
Commission, INEC, over their alleged involvement in bribery.

The Head of Operations for the commission’s Gombe Zonal
office, Aminu Ado Aliyu, while briefing newsmen in Gombe on Thursday, October
20, 2016 said that the 130 INEC staffs collected funds to the tune of N73 million
during the 2015 elections.
According to him, EFCC has recovered N183, 590, 000 from
politicians within the zone which is part of illegally sourced funds which was
used in the 2015 general elections.
“In line with this, a total of 130 staff drawn from Adamawa,
Gombe and Taraba states have been interrogated and will soon be charged to
court for corruption involving the sum of N73 million bribe during the 2015
“The breakdown of the INEC staff interrogated by the EFCC
shows that Gombe has 26 suspects, Adamawa has 86 and Taraba has 18
respectively, who collected the bribe which we have since recovered from them,”
Aliyu said.
For the time being, EFCC has reportedly recovered over N196m
on financial crimes during several operations in Borno from November 2015 till

The EFCC Head of Operation in the state, Ibrahim Bappa,
disclosed in a statement that the commission has also recovered N2.8 million
for victims following petitions received and acted upon within the zone


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