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Amidst cash scarcity, EFCC Intercepts ₦‎32.4 Million Cash Meant For Vote-Buying In Lagos

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Amidst “Kosi cash” , “Babu cash “ “mba cash” in Nigeria, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) intercepted a sum of N32,400,000 (Thirty-two Million, Four Hundred Thousand Naira) suspected to be intended for vote buying in Lagos.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched a massive operation to prevent financial misconduct, including vote trading, ahead of the presidential and national assembly elections. Recent developments indicate that this operation is yielding positive results, as operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Commission intercepted the sum of N32, 400,000 (Thirty-two Million, Four Hundred Thousand Naira) suspected to be intended for vote buying in Lagos.

The suspect involved has been taken into custody for further questioning, while the EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has urged all personnel deployed for election monitoring duties to remain steadfast and prevent unscrupulous persons from undermining the integrity of the elections through financial inducements.

Tactical teams of operatives have been deployed to all states of the federation and the FCT to ensure the integrity of the elections. The EFCC has also circulated telephone hotlines through social media for members of the public to report financial malpractices to the Commission. Details of the hotlines are available on the EFCC’s social media platforms.

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In addition, members of the public are encouraged to download the EFCC’s financial crimes reporting App, Eagle Eye, available on the Google Play or Apple store, to report anyone attempting to buy or sell votes. They can also reach the Commission through its social media handle, @officialefcc, or by email at info@efcc.gov.ng. The EFCC remains committed to ensuring free, fair, and credible elections in Nigeria.

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