FCC arrests, marches 19 to buy votes in Kwara | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria & World News
On Saturday, Ilorin’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) marched 19 suspected vote-buyers arrested during the state’s gubernatorial and legislative elections.
The acting zonal head of the EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office, Michael Nzekwe said the suspects marched at the commission’s headquarters at the GRA in Ilorin.
Nzekwe said the commission’s mission is to completely eliminate and eradicate gold’s influence in politics.
“Suspect was directly involved in vote hoarding. We obtained reliable information and acted on that information.
Others were arrested in Omuarran, South Ilorin and West Ilorin. We were all over the state,” Nekwe said.
He added that an investigation would begin immediately and would follow the provisions of the law.
“However, it was discovered that they had money and point-on-sale (PoS) machines in various locations around the state, but we will conduct further investigations.
“We are an agency established by law, and we will strictly follow the provisions of the law once the investigation is complete,” said the deputy zone chief.