- EFCC arrested 2 suspected vote buyers in Ogun state
- The due were nabbed on Saturday, January 25, during a rerun in the state
- Anti-graft agency confirmed that they were caught with N290,000 at polling boot
In its efforts to rid Nigeria of corruption and corrupt practices, especially among the politicians, the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested two suspected electoral criminals for their involvement in vote buying during the federal House of representatives rerun election in Ogun state, on Saturday, January 25.
Legit.ng reports that the anti-graft agency made this known on its Facebook page on Monday, January 27.
The reports reveals that the suspects, one Alaga Segun and Bamidele Falegan, who claimed to be agents of a prominent opposition party in the state (name withheld) were arrested at the Odomowo Oko polling unit in the Ijebu Ode area of the state.
The first suspect to be arrested, Segun was in possession of the sum of N149,000 (one hundred and forty-nine thousand naira), out of N150,000.00 (one hundred and fifty thousand) he claimed was given to him by his accomplice, Falegan, to induce voters during the exercise.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Kolapo Osunsanya, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the election for Ijebu-Ode/Odogbolu/Ijebu northeast federal constituency in Ogun.
It was reported that the INEC returning officer, Prof. Charles Onwuka, of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), announced the results on Saturday, January 26, at Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, Ijebu-Ode, collation centre of the constituency.
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