The Sokoto State Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Wednesday raided the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Zamfara State, recovering the sum of N65,548,000.
The money in higher denominations of naira notes was recovered from two fire proof safe during a search in the offices of the head of Accounts and Cashier of INEC in the state.
The operation was sequel to a petition by an ad hoc staff of the electoral body, alleging that officials of the commission illegally deducted part of the allowance due to them for the last general election.
According to the complainant, while INEC in Zamfara allegedly paid its ad hoc staff the sum of N9,000, others in states like Sokoto were paid N12,000. Read more