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Police Arrest INEC Officer Allegedly Collecting N20 Million Bribe from Politician - Taraba


An INEC officer in Taraba State has been arrested for allegedly collecting N20 million bribe from a politician.

According to Vanguard, INEC resident commissioner in Taraba State, Alhaji Ahmed Makama confirmed the news.

Reports state that the electoral officer who was arrested was presiding over the elections in the Ibbi local government area of the state on Saturday.

Angry youths are said to have attacked the suspect, after
they reportedly discovered that the individual collecting 20 million naira bribe from “a staunch politician in Ibbi to change the result of the state house of representative within the area.”

“Yes the Electoral Officer in Ibbi was allegedly arrested over collection of money from a politician and he is under police custody. I informed the national chairman and he asked me not to secure his bail and I am not going to do that until the police concludes the investigation,” said Makama.

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