The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) reported that it has detained 17 people for vote-buying in the states of Kano and Katsina.
The development was reported to Kano news reporters by the EFCC Zonal Commander, Faruk Dogon Daji.
According to Dogon Daji, who provided a breakdown, six suspects were detained in Tofa LGA and Ungogo LGA with sacks of rice and semovita, ten in Kofar DanAgundi and Kwali in Kano Municipal LGA in Kano State, and one in Bakori LGA, Katsina State, with sixty women’s undergarments.
He explained that the suspects were arrested while trying to distribute the items at the polling unit in the ongoing Presidential and National Assembly election.
The Zonal Commander said the commission succeeded in apprehending the suspects after putting sensitive security measures in place to ensure the arrest and prosecution of all those involved in vote buying in the zone.
Dogon Daji however, said that the suspects will be charged to court after investigation.