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N23bn Diezani bribe: INEC official remanded for receiving N112.4m

A serving senior official of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mrs. Fidelia Omoile, has been remanded in prison for allegedly receiving N112.4m as a bribe during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.

The money Omoile allegedly collected was said to be part of the $115m (N23bn as of 2015), allegedly disbursed by the then Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Omoile, who works at  INEC office in Isoko-South Local Government Area of Delta State, was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday.

Justice Efreti Abang of a Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State,  ordered Omoile to be remanded in prison after she was arraigned on two charges.

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