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Rivers rerun: INEC officials named, face seven counts for receiving N350m from Wike

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, filed seven counts, comprising money laundering and economic crimes-related offences against 23 officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The INEC officials were accused of receiving N350m from Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in connection with the rerun elections which took place in the state on December 10, 2016.

The prosecution, in the suit with number FHC/ABJ/CR//42/2017, alleged that the sum of N350m represented proceeds of Wike’s criminal conduct as well as economic and financial crimes.

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