The mind-boggling N111m recovered from INEC officials

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Police investigators display the N111m recovered from INEC officials
Police investigators display the N111m recovered from INEC officials

The Nigeria Police has recovered more than N111 million from electoral officials alleged to have been bribed by Rivers state government to rig the December 10, 2016 legislative rerun elections in the state.

A panel set up by the Inspector-General of Police which presented its report in Abuja on Tuesday said the money was recovered from 23 suspects allegedly bribed to rig the polls.

The chairman of the panel, DCP Damian Okoro disclosed that, ”the sum total of N111.3 million was recovered from 23 electoral officials out of N360m.

He said that some got N15 million each while three senior electoral officers got N20 million each.

Deal of the day

Some reports claim that the money was given to the electoral officials by the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike.

On social media, people have argued for and against the governor but the Police is yet to state in clear terms who handed the officials this money.

Here’s the chatter on social media: