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INEC REC returns Diezani’s N20m election bribe to EFCC

29 August 2016, 21:32

Abuja - The Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abia State, Sylvester Ezeani, has refunded N20million to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), reports The Nation.

Ezeani received the money while serving as the REC for Cross River State during the March 28, 2015 Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

The money is part of the N23.29billion allegedly pumped into the failed bid to get former President Goodluck Jonathan re-elected by bribing INEC officials.

Also read: EFCC drills 100 INEC staff over bribery allegations

The money were allegedly released by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Three RECs according to News 24 were named in the scandal.

Out of the N23.29 billion distributed by Fidelity Bank, Gesila Khan, who was the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of Rivers States at the time got N185.8million.

She is now the REC of Cross River State.

 The third REC named in the scandal, Mukaila Abdullahi is dead.

Abdullah was the REC of Kano before his death.

- News 24


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