By Joe Udo
In the heat of the Saturday, November 11, 2023 Governorship elections, 14 persons have been arrested for alleged vote buying in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa states.
CONVERSEER learned that the amount recovered from them was in the tune of N11,040,000 (N11m).
They were arrested by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The 14 suspects (name withheld) were arrested in Otueke, Adawari playgrounds in Bayelsa State and at various polling units in Imo and Kogi States.
According to the EFCC, “They were arrested in intelligence-driven operations that commenced several days before the ongoing governorship elections in the three states.
“Also, a total sum of N11,040,000 (Eleven Million, Forty Thousand Naira only) – comprising N9,310,000 (Nine Million, Three Hundred and Ten Thousand Naira) intercepted from suspected vote buyers and sellers in Bayelsa and N1,730,000 (One Million, Seven Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira) intercepted from electoral fraud suspects across Imo State, were also recovered from them.
“Also, two vehicles were intercepted from the suspects.
“They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”