The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested no fewer than 14 suspected vote buyers in Otueke, Adawari playgrounds in Bayelsa State, and at various polling units in Imo and Kogi states.
They were arrested in intelligence-driven operations that commenced several days before the ongoing governorship elections in the three states on Saturday, November 11, 2023.
The EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, who made the disclosure in a statement, said a total sum of N11,040,000, comprising N9,310,000 intercepted from suspected vote buyers and sellers in Bayelsa and N1,730,000 intercepted from electoral fraud suspects in Imo State, were recovered from them.
Oyewale added that two vehicles were also intercepted from the suspected vote buyers.
The EFCC spokesman noted that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.