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Abia INEC commissioner detained over Diezani election bribe

20 July 2016, 14:38

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained the Resident Electoral Commissioner of Abia State, Sylvester Ezeani, for his alleged role in the N23bn that was disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election, Punch reports.

The suspect allegedly received N20m out of N241m while he was the REC in Cross River State during the March 28 presidential and National Assembly elections.

An EFCC operative on Tuesday said that the REC had failed to explain what the N20m was meant for and had thus been detained.

“Four oil firms, 14 directors of oil companies, two banks and more than 22 INEC officials, including RECs, are under investigation too”, the source added.

Some INEC officers already grilled are REC Gesil Khan for allegedly collecting N185 842 000 out of a N681million bribe; Fidelia Omoile ( Electoral Officer in Isoko-South Local Government Area of Delta State)—N112 480 000 ; Uluochi Obi Brown( INEC’s Administrative Secretary in Delta State)—N111 500,000; a former Deputy Director of INEC in Cross River state, Edem Okon Effanga—N241 127 000 and the Head of Voter Education in INEC in Akwa Ibom, Immaculata Asuquo—N214 127 000.

Also, a retired INEC official, Sani Isa, was questioned for N406 206 000 bribe allegedly collected on behalf of the deceased Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kano State, Mukaila Abdullahi according to Daily Post.

- News 24


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