Fourteen (14) people have been arrested for alleged vote buying during the governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states on Saturday.
The arrest was revealed in a statement by the commission in a statement posted on X.
It was also disclosed in the message, that the suspects were arrested during operations across voting centres in the three states.
They were said to have been picked up based on intelligence gathered before the polls.
The statement reads, “Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 14 suspected vote buyers in Otuoke, Adawari playgrounds in Bayelsa State and at various polling units in Imo and Kogi States.
“They were arrested on Saturday, November 11, 2023 in intelligence-driven operations that commenced several days before the ongoing governorship elections in the three states.
“Also, 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 across Imo State, were also recovered from them.
“Also, two vehicles were intercepted from the suspects. They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”