We begin in Zamfara state where the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have recovered Sixty-five Million, Five Hundred and Forty-eight Thousand Naira from the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The monies comprising of 81 bundles of N1000 notes, 97 bundles of N500 notes and 96 pieces of N500 notes were stacked in two fireproof safes in offices of the HOD Accounts and Cashier of the INEC.
The money is suspected to be 40% illegally deducted on funds released to the INEC Zamfara office to cater to the rent of Canopies, Tables, and Chairs and movement of men and materials to Polling Units.
The raid followed a petition by one of the ad-hoc staff who alleged that the Adhoc INEC officials were denied payment of their N6,000 movement allowances each for the two elections.
According to the complainant, while INEC in Zamfara allegedly paid its ad hoc staff N9,000, others in states like Sokoto were paid N12,000.