The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has stated the reason behind its decision to raid the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Zamfara State where four Ghana must-go bags filled with money were discovered.
According to report, the commission raided the electoral office and took away four Ghana-must-go bags containing the sum of #65,548,000 in continuation of its investigation over alleged non-payment of ad hoc staff who conducted the 2019 general election.
The anti-graft body while speaking on the development on its Twitter account, stated that the raid was carried out following a petition by one of the INEC ad-hoc staff during the 2019 general election in Zamfara State.
EFCC said the staff alleged that the Adhoc INEC officials were denied payment of their N6,000 movement allowances each for the two elections.
The commission stated that the suspects noted that those responsible will be charged and arraigned in court after investigation.
EFCC revealed that the money is suspected to be “40% illegally deducted on funds released to INEC Zamfara office to cater for the rent of Canopies, Tables and Chairs and also funds for RAC (Registration Area Center) and movement of men and materials to Polling Units, by the HOD Accounts & Cashier.”
The post read: “Operatives of Sokoto zonal office today recovered money to the tune of N65,548,000 only. The money which comprises 81 bundle of N1000 notes, 97 bundle of N500 notes and 96 pieces of N500 notes.”
“The monies were stacked in two fireproof safes during a search conducted in offices of the HOD Accounts and Cashier of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Zamfara state.”