The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered N32.4 million, which was allegedly intended for vote buying in Lagos State.
On Friday, the discovery was made.
The EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, revealed in a statement that the recovery was made by operatives from the commission’s Lagos zonal command.
He stated that the suspect was taken into custody for further questioning.
Abdulrasheed Bawa, Chairman of the EFCC, urged all commission personnel deployed for election monitoring duties to show courage and not allow unscrupulous individuals to undermine the integrity of the elections through financial inducement.
“Tactical teams of operatives are currently on the ground in all of the federation’s states and the FCT,” Uwujaren added.
Uwujaren added, “Tactical teams of operatives are currently on the ground in all the states of the federation and the FCT.
“Telephone hotlines have already been circulated through social media for members of the public to share information regarding financial malpractices with agents of the commission. Details of the number are available on EFCC’s social media platforms.
“Members of the public are encouraged to report anyone trying to buy or sell votes by making use of the EFCC financial crimes reporting App, Eagle Eye, which is available for download on the Google Play or Apple store.
“They can also reach the commission through our social media handle, @officialefcc or by email, email@example.com.”