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INEC officer arrested in Taraba for engaging in bribery with politician



INEC officer arrested in Taraba for engaging in bribery with politician

Alhaji Ahmed Makama who is an INEC resident commissioner in Taraba State has confirmed that his Electoral Officer in Ibbi local government area of Taraba state was in the police net at the police headquarters in the state’s capital, Ja lingo for allegedly collecting bribe from a politician from
the area do as to manipulate election results.

The arrested Electoral Officer who was attached to Ibbi to conduct the Saturday presidential and National Assembly elections was manhandled by angry youths in Ibbi. He was allegedly reported to have collected 20 million naira bribe from a staunch politician in Ibbi to change the result of the state house of representative within the area.
The elections in Nwonyo II ward of Ibbi local
government area was suspended by INEC as a
result of the crisis that broke out between youths
of the area and the Electoral Officer in the local
government on Saturday. He however explained
that affected Electoral Officer has been replaced
by a Head of Department of the commission to
conduct the elections.

“Yes the Electoral Officer in Ibbi was allegedly arrested over collection of money from a politician and he is under police custody. I informed the national chairman and he asked me not to secure his bail and I am not going to do that until the police concludes the investigation,”

he said.

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