EFCC raid Zamfara INEC office, recovers 4 ‘Ghana-must-go bags of cash

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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday took away four ‘Ghana-must-go’ bags suspected to contain money from the Zamfara office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

 

 

 

 

 

It was gathered that the operatives were at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Gusau in continuation of its investigation over alleged non payment of ad hoc staff who conducted the 2019 general election.

 

 

 

 

 

According to an eyewitness account, the EFCC operatives arrived the office around noon with heavily armed personnel  and ransacked the facility for close to two hours.

 

 

 

It was further gathered that, all the four bags and some documents were allegedly recovered from the office of the accountant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some INEC officials who were earlier arrested by the EFCC were brought along during the two-hour search and were afterwards taken back into custody.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A petition to the EFCC by Abdullahi Nasiru, one of the ad hoc staff, had alleged that they were shortchanged by INEC to the tune of over N80 million in the allowances paid to them after the general election when compared to what was paid ad hoc staff in other States.

 

 

 

 

 

The EFCC operatives and INEC officials refused to respond to questions from newsmen after the search.

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