BREAKING: 6 Suspected Vote Buyers Arrested With N4.1 Million in Imo State, ICPC Shares Details

BREAKING: 6 Suspected Vote Buyers Arrested With N4.1 Million in Imo State, ICPC Shares Details

  • Six electoral offenders landed in the custody of the ICPC during the Imo governorship election
  • The sum of N4.1 million (N4,101,750) was recovered from the suspects, who have been profiled
  • Also recovered was a notebook containing names and telephone numbers and a long list with voters' information

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Imo state, Owerri - Operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) arrested six people during the Saturday, November 11, governorship election in Imo state.

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ICPC nabbed six electoral offenders in Imo state and recovered N4.1 million. Photo credit: @icpcnigeria
Source: Twitter

This was made known in a statement shared on ICPC's official website and its X page (formerly Twitter) on Sunday morning, November 12.

The suspects were arrested at seven polling units in Imo state: Orji mechanic village (polling unit 008), Concord Hotel (polling unit 009), Rento Hotel (polling unit 010), Township School (polling unit 005, 007, 008) and Ojukwu Library. A total of N4.1 million (N4,101,750) was recovered from them.

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Also recovered from one of the suspects was a notebook containing names and telephone numbers and, from another, a long list with voters' information.

All the suspects were taken into custody, profiled, and had their statements taken under caution.

Interestingly, they have since been released on bail even as investigations continue.

N11m recovered from electoral fraud suspects in Imo, Bayelsa

Legit.ng reported earlier that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) intercepted huge sums of money from suspected vote buyers and sellers in Bayelsa state.

The EFCC said it also pounced on a large amount of money from electoral fraud suspects across Imo state.

This came as off-cycle elections were held in three Nigerian states: Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo.

While over N9 million was seized in Bayelsa state, more than N1.7 million was intercepted in Imo.

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ICPC finds N540m in account of primary school teacher

Earlier, the commission on Thursday, July 28, announced that it found a total of N540 million in the bank account of a public primary school teacher with a salary of N76,000.

Premium Times reports that the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has also ordered the final forfeiture of N120 million traced to the teacher, Roseline Egbuha, who teaches at Ozala Primary School, Abagana, Anambra State.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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