The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has intercepted N32,400,000 (thirty-two million, four hundred thousand Naira) suspected of being used for vote buying in Lagos.
The anti-corruption agency made the announcement on its website on Friday.
According to the statement, the suspect (name withheld) was taken into custody for questioning.
“The Chairman of the Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa has implored all personnel of the Commission deployed for election monitoring duties to show courage and not give room for unscrupulous persons to undermine the integrity of the elections through financial inducement.
“Tactical team of operatives are currently on ground in all the states of the federation and the FCT. Telephone hotlines have already been circulated through social media for members of the public to share information regarding financial malpractices with agents of the Commission. Details of the number are available on EFCC social media platforms.
“Members of the public are encouraged to report anyone trying to buy or sell votes by making use of the EFCC financial crimes reporting App, Eagle Eye, which is available for download on the Google Play or Apple store. They can also reach the Commission through our social media handle, @officialefcc or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org,” the commission said in the statement