N85m stored in four Ghana-must-go bags found in INEC office


EFCC Officials

No fewer than four Ghana-must-go bags stashed with crisp naira notes were yesterday recovered by operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Gusau, Zamfara State.

 EFCC Officials
EFCC Officials

The amount, suspected to be looted by a highly placed officer of the electoral body, was tracked down in a discrete raid by EFCC following a tip-off by a whistle blower.

Allegedly totaling about N85 million, the amount contained in the four bags is believed to be part of ad-hoc staff allowances diverted by INEC officials in the state.

EFCC operatives arrived at INEC Gusau office at about 11.20 am, left the premises at 1.40 pm in a white-coloured Toyota Hiace bus, carrying with them four Ghana-must-go bags containing the cash.

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