It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday said it will charge 130 staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to court over alleged involvement in corrupt practices to the tune of N73 million during the 2015 elections.
EFCC’s Head of Operation in Gombe zonal office, Aminu Ado Aliyu stated this while briefing newsmen in Gombe.
He said EFCC had recovered the sum of N183, 590, 000 from politicians within the zone as part of funds illegally sourced and used in the 2015 general elections.
He said further: “In line with this, a total of 130 staff drawn from Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba states have been interrogated and will soon be charged to court for corruption involving the sum of N73 million bribe during the 2015 polls.”
“The breakdown of the INEC staff interrogated by the EFCC shows that Gombe has 26 suspects, Adamawa has 86 and Taraba has 18 respectively, who collected the bribe which we have since recovered from them,” Aliyu said.
Meanwhile, EFCC has recovered more than N196m on financial crimes during various operations in Borno between November 2015 till date.
EFCC Head of Operation in the state, Ibrahim Bappa, in a statement said the commission also recovered N2.8 million for victims as a result of petitions received and acted upon in the zone.