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Alleged N23b bribe: 200 INEC officials face panel


Alleged N23b bribe: 200 INEC officials face panel

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No fewer than 200 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials have been queried for allegedly collecting bribe during the 2015 elections.About N23.29billion was allegedly paid out to INEC officials in a desperate bid to change the results of the election, which President Muhammadu Buhari won. The cash, according to investigators, came from former Oil Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke.

A panel headed by National Commissioner Baba Shetiima Arfo is investigating the alleged involvement of some INEC employees in the scam.

Apart from internal sanctions by INEC, those found wanting after the probe  are to be released to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for prosecution.

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