The sum of N65,548,000 has been recovered from Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officers in Zamfara state by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Sokoto zonal office.
The development was made public in a series of posts on the Twitter handle of the EFCC, @officialEFCC, on Wednesday, October 9.
Legit.ng gathers that the money comprised of 81 bundle of N1,000 notes, 97 bundle of N500 notes and 96 pieces of N500 notes.
The EFCC said the money was “stacked in two fire proof safes during a search conducted in offices of the HOD Accounts and cashier of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Zamfara state.”
See the tweets:
Legit.ng previously reported that Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the EFCC, said that the anti-graft agency had, between January, 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, recovered N251 billion, multi-million dollars worth of jewelleries like gold and trapped taxes.
Magu revealed this at the 2018/2019 budget defence organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Crimes, headed by Kayode Oladele.
A comprehensive report on the recoveries indicated N11.5 billion final forfeiture (cash and accounts); N133.8 billion non-forfeiture recoveries; N8.92 billion direct deposits; N38.64 billion tax recoveries; N4.30 billion fuel subsidy recoveries and N42 billion banks (third party).
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