Operatives of the EFCC, Sokoto zonal office on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 discovered N65, 548, 000, in INEC Office, Zamfara.
The money which comprises were stacked in two fire proof safes during a search conducted in offices of the HOD Accounts and Cashier of INEC, ZamfaraState.
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 (Registrpreparation Area Center) and movement of men and materials to Polling Units, by the HOD Accounts & Cashier.
The raid followed a petition by one of the INEC ad-hoc staff during the 2019 presidential and gubernatorial elections in Zamfara State. .
The staff alleged that the Adhoc INEC officials were denied payment of their N6,000 movement allowances each for the two elections. The suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is completed.