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EFCC Docks 3 INEC Officials Over N243m Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Maiduguri Zonal Office on Thursday, arraigned Jummai Lawan Ibrahim, Kabir Bello and Musa Buba Amshi, all former and serving Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) staff before Justice Fadawu Umar of the Borno State High Court No 13, Maiduguri, on a-six- count charge for the offences of criminal conspiracy to procure benefit as public officers and corrupt receipt of monitory benefits to the tune of N 243, 067,000 Naira.

According to EFCC Council, Haruna Abdulkadir, on April 13, 2016, the commission received an intelligence report against Mrs Diezani Alison Madueke and some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) staff, alleging the offences of Criminal Conspiracy to procure benefit for public officers and corrupt receipt of monetary benefits.

“It was discovered by the commission that Mrs Diezani Alison Madueke, warehoused the sum of $115, 010,000 with Fidelity Bank,” he told the court.

The prosecution council added that investigation revealed that the accused persons received the sum of N243, 067,000 only, out of the aforementioned sum from Fidelity Bank and shared among themselves and some INEC staff.

The defendants however, pleaded not guilty to the offence.


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