Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC have took away four ‘Ghana-must-go’ bags suspected to contain money from the Zamfara office of INEC.
The operatives were at the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC office in Gusau in continuation of its investigation over alleged non-payment of ad hoc staff who conducted the 2019 general election.
Eye witnesses said that the EFCC operatives arrived the office around noon with heavily armed personnel and ransacked the facility for close to two hours.
He further said that all the four bags and some documents were allegedly recovered from the office of the accountant.
Some INEC officials who were earlier arrested by the EFCC were brought along during the two-hour search and were afterwards taken back into custody. A petition to the EFCC by Abdullahi Nasiru, one of the ad hoc staff, had alleged that they were shortchanged by INEC to the tune of over 80 million naira in the allowances paid to them after the general election when compared to what was paid ad hoc staff in other states.