Operatives of Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday took away four ‘Ghana-must-go’ bags from the Zamfara office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Concise News understands that the commission, investigating the alleged non payment of ad hoc staff who conducted the 2019 general election, took the bags away because it suspected they contained money.
It was learned that the EFCC operatives arrived the office in Gusau, the Zamfara state capital, around noon with heavily armed personnel and ransacked the facility for close to two hours.
According to eyewitnesses, 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 commission 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 N80 million in the allowances paid to them after the election when compared to what was paid ad hoc staff in other states.
But the EFCC operatives and INEC officials refused to respond to questions from journalists after the search.