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N65.5m recovered from Zamfara INEC office – EFCC

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N65.5m recovered from Zamfara INEC office - EFCC

In a statement released by EFCC, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, a sum of N65.5million was recovered from the Zamfara INEC office.

The anti-graft agency alleged that N65.5million was recovered in Zamfara INEC office by their operatives in Sokoto where the money was stacked in two fireproof safes during a search conducted in offices of the HOD Accounts and Cashier of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Read the official statement released by the EFCC office;

N65.5m recovered from Zamfara INEC office - EFCC

EFCC Recovers N65.5million in Zamfara INEC Office

Operatives of the Sokoto zonal office on today recovered money to the tune of N65,548,000 only. The money which comprises 81 bundle of N1000 notes, 97 bundle of N500 notes and 96 pieces of N500 notes.

The monies were stacked in two fireproof safes during a search conducted in offices of the HOD Accounts and Cashier of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Zamfara state.

The money is suspected to be 40% illegally deducted on funds released to INEC Zamfara office to cater for the rent of Canopies, Tables, and Chairs and also funds for RAC (Registration Area Center) and movement of men and materials to Polling Units, by the HOD Accounts & Cashier.

The raid followed a petition by one of the INEC ad-hoc staff during the 2019 presidential and gubernatorial elections in Zamfara State. The staff alleged that the Adhoc INEC officials were denied payment of their N6,000 movement allowances each for the two elections.

The suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as the investigation is completed. For details, please visit our website:

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