You are here: HomeNews2023 03 18Article 638510

General News of Saturday, 18 March 2023


20 nabbed by EFCC over vote-buying

EFCC officials EFCC officials

Twenty persons have reportedly been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of vote-buying Kwara State.

The suspected were arrested during the Governorship and House of Assembly elections currently underway across the country.

Vote buying is considered a violation of the electoral process.

Confirming the arrest, Acting Commander, Ilorin Zonal Office, Michael Nzekwe, said:“Majority of the people arrested were directly involved in vote-buying.

“Our mandate at the commission is to ensure that money influence in politics is totally eradicated.

“We got credible intelligence and we acted on the intelligence.

“Some of the arrests were made in Omu-Aran, Ilorin South and Ilorin West.

“We were all over the 16 local government areas.