The detectives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) now know more names
The EFCC state 11 officials of the INEC received N120 million bribe as a part of Alison-Madueke’s N23 billion ‘fund’ for the 2015 general elections, a correspondent of ThePunch learnt on Friday, May 27.
The officers admitted receiving a bribe during questioning on Thursday. They were in charge of the 11 local government areas of Gombe state during the 2015 polls.
The three main suspects are Ahmed Biu, the electoral officer for Akko local government area (LGA), Ahmed Ali Biu, the INEC official in charge of Gombe LGA, and Mohammed Zannah. The trio said a retired electoral officer, Yunusa Biri, was in charge of coordinating the distribution of bribes in the state.
However, the ‘coordinator’ allegedly short-changed the INEC officials, gave out only N8 million to the eleven LGAs in the state.
An undisclosed EFCC’s operative said the zonal division of the anti-graft agency will continue questioning of the following detained officers: Godwin Maiyaki, Gambo Balanga, Bukar Benisheik, Dukku, Jibril Muhammed, Billiri, Dunguma Dogona, Funakaye, Mohammed Wanka, Kaltungo, Ishaku Yusuf, Kwami, Suleiman Isawa, Babagana Malami, Shongom, and Nuhu Samuel.
It is not the first confession on Diezani’s bribe saga. On April 16, a former resident electoral commissioner in Rivers state, Mrs Gesila Khan, has allegedly confessed receiving N185.6 million last year, ahead of the March 28 presidential and the April 11 governorship elections.