Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday paraded 20 persons for alleged vote-buying in Kwara state.
Speaking with journalists while parading the suspects in Ilorin, the assistant commander of the EFCC, Michael Nzekwe, said that the suspects were arrested in parts of Irepodun, Ilorin West and Ilorin South local government areas of the state during the governorship and House of Assembly elections.
Nzekwe said that the commission acted on credible intelligence to effect the operation.
“Majority of the people arrested were directly involved in vote-buying. Our mandate at the commission is to ensure that money’s influence in politics is eradicated.
We got credible intelligence and we acted on the intelligence. Some of the arrests were made in Omu-Aran, Ilorin South and Ilorin West. We were all over the 16 local government areas.
“We recovered the huge sum of cash and point of sales (POS) machines. We are still investigating the matter. After the investigation, we will strictly follow the provisions of the law”.