Nigerian Police Recovers N111.3M From INEC Officials In Rivers State.
Yesterday, February 7, the police recovered over N111 million from INEC officers in Rivers state.
It was revealed that the money was used by the Rivers State government as bribe for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a means to rig the elections. This was made known in Abuja by the Panel Chairman, DCP Damian Okoro.
“The sum total of N111.3 million was recovered from 23 electoral officials out of N360m,” Okoro said according to Daily Trust.
The State Governor – Nyesom Wike – has strongly denied the accusations but has not acknowledged the police probe panel.
He went on to approach the Federal High Court in Abuja in a bid to halt the probe, but his plea was rejected by the court.
Here is what we know.