EFCC nabs 12 in Kano, Katsina with N1.5m meant for vote-buying
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested at least 12 persons over alleged vote-buying during the supplementary polls that took place in Kano and Katsina states on Saturday.
The commission’s Kano Zonal Commander, Faruk Dogondaji, told NAN that the suspects were arrested with N1.5 million cash in both Kano and Katsina states.
According to him, 10 of the suspects were arrested in Doguwa LGA of Kano State while two others were nabbed in Kankiya LGA of Katsina State.
Dogondaji noted that the suspects were arrested while attempting to induce eligible voters with cash to vote for their party in some polling units.
He said that the 10 suspects were apprehended with N1,357,500 in Doguwa, Kano State while the two others were arrested with N242,000 in Kankia LGA of Katsina State.
“We will also be physically present in all the collation centres to prevent change of results,” he said.