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Agents of the Economic and Finacial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Sokoto zonal office on Wednesday recouped cash to the tune of N65,548,000 (Sixty-5,000,000, Five Hundred and Forty-8,000 Naira) from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Zamfara State.

The monies which include 81 groups of N1000 notes, 97 heap of N500 notes and 96 bits of N500 notes were stacked in two flame resistant safes during a hunt directed in workplaces of the HOD Accounts and Cashier of the INEC.

The cash is suspected to be 40% illicitly deducted on reserves discharged to the INEC Zamfara office to take into account the lease of Canopies, Tables, and Chairs and furthermore assets for RAC (Registration Area Center) and development of men and materials to Polling Units, by the HOD Accounts and Cashier.

The assault pursued an appeal by one of the INEC impromptu staff during the 2019 presidential and gubernatorial races in Zamfara State. The staff claimed that the Adhoc INEC authorities were precluded installment from claiming their N6,000 development stipends each for the two races.

As per the complainant, while INEC in Zamfara purportedly paid its impromptu staff the whole of N9,000, others in states like Sokoto were paid N12,000.

The recuperated store is associated to be part with the assets illicitly deducted from discharges intended to provide food for the development of materials and appointive authorities just as the arrangement of seats, tables and overhangs for the 2019 governorship and presidential races in the state

Prior to the attack, the Commission a couple of days back, had captured four authorities of INEC in the state. The authorities, Hassan Sidi Aliyu, Administrative Secretary, Hussain Jafar, Head of Operations, Abdullahi Yusuf Abubakar, State Accountant and the Cashier Labaran Ishaka, were picked for supposed trick, rupture of trust and criminal preoccupation of Ad hoc staff recompense to the tune of N84, 696,000 (Eighty Four Million, Six Hundred and Ninety Six Thousand Naira).

The examination by the EFCC uncovered that none of the 10,500 managing officials who took part in the races were paid their privileges commutatively put at N84, 696,000 (Eighty-Four Million, Six Hundred and Ninety-Six Thousand Naira).

The 14 Electoral Officers of the state were additionally captured. They are: Abdullahi Sumbawa, Zurmi LGA; Aliyu Jafaru Goronyo, Maradun LGA; Balarabe Ahmed S Gobir, Gummi LGA; Amadu Ibrahim, Gusau LGA; Mohammed Bashir Musa, Kaura Namoda LGA; Dalhatu Usman Musa,Birnin Magaji LGA; Abdulmumin Usman, Maru LGA; Muhammad Nasir Saidu, Talatu Mafara LGA; Abdullahi A. Ukashatu, Tsafe LGA; Tukur Garba Kaita, Bungudu LGA; Salihu Musa Abdullahi, Bukuyun LGA; Sadiq Abdullahi, Fari Anka LGA; Lawali Muhammed, Argungu Bakura LGA; Jafaru Gide, Shinkafi LGA; Tanimu Muhammad, Shinkafi LGA; and Hassan Abdullahi,Shinkafi LGA.

The examination is as yet continuous while endeavors are being made to recoup all the illicit reasonings.

Source: Channels TV

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