EFCC To Arraign INEC Official Over Alleged N16m Bribe

EFCC To Arraign INEC Official Over Alleged N16m Bribe
  • PublishedFebruary 22, 2017

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has concluded arrangements to prosecute a Deputy Director of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, in Akwa Ibom State, and former Electoral Officer in Rivers State, Gogo Anderson Waribo for bribe taking.

Waribo allegedly collected N16million linked to the N23billion slush fund linked to Diezani Allison-Madueke during the 2015 general election, with the aim of influencing the outcome of the election.

He was arrested by EFCC operatives following intelligence report that some INEC officers conspired with some staff of Fidelity Bank to defraud the Federal Government of several millions of naira.

Although he denied the allegations, investigation revealed that the INEC Deputy Director’s name was on the list of the “bribe takers”.

It was revealed that he received N16 million through his First Bank account on March 27, 2015 and gave N5 million to Peter Popnen, an ex- INEC official.

He will be arraigned as soon as investigation is completed.


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