INEC Commissioner in EFCC net over N20 million Diezani cash

INEC Commissioner in EFCC net over N20 million Diezani cash
July 20 08:50 2016

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has detained the Abia State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Sylvester Ezeani for allegedly collecting N20 million bribe to influence the outcome of the 2015 Presidential election in favour of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The embattled REC was deployed to Cross Rivers State to conduct the election, reportedly took the money, which was part of the N241 million released out of the $115 million lodged with Fidelity Bank by former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to falsify the election results.

While he was quizzed for many hours in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Ezeani told EFCC operatives what he knew about the cash.

The interrogators, who appeared unsatisfied with his answers however insisted on keeping him in their custody, pending the conclusion of their investigations.