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Diezani N23bn Bribe 'We only got N8m as bribe,' INEC officials tell EFCC

The officials revealed during interrogation that only N8m was given to the officials in the 11 local government.

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Some of the indicted officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, who are currently with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged bribe to rig election, have said they only got N8m.

According to a report by Punch Newspaper, an EFCC detective revealed that following the discovery that the alleged bribe was disbursed by Mohammed Zannah and Yinusa Biri, some of the officials have claimed that they were short-changed by Biri.

The officials revealed during interrogation that only N8m was given to the officials in the 11 local government.

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It was further reported that Biu and Zannah were lodged at Corner Alheri Hotel, opposite NNPC mega station in Gombe and they disbursed the bribe there and the parties agreed to share the bribe per polling unit in each local government.

'Investigations are ongoing but the challenge is that we will have to unravel the discrepancy in the amount collected and the actual money disbursed to the electoral officers. Some claimed that the coordinator (Biri) short-changed them because he gave only N8m to the eleven local governments in the state,' the EFCC source disclosed.

The EFCC source gave names of some other detained INEC officers as 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.

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