INEC Director To Be Arraigned Over N16m Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has concluded arrangements to prosecute a Deputy Director of INEC in Akwa Ibom and former Electoral Officer in Rivers, Gogo Anderson Waribo.

The antigraft agency, in a statement by its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, on Wednesday said Waribo would be arraigned for allegedly collecting N16m from the N23bn-Diezani Allison Madueke’s 2015 general election bribery funds.

It said that Waribo was arrested by operatives of the anti-graft agency, following intelligence report that some INEC officers conspired with some staff of Fidelity Bank to defraud the Federal Government of several millions of naira.

He said, “Although he has consistently denied involvement in the fraud, investigation revealed that the INEC Deputy Director’s name is on the list of beneficiaries of the money.

“He is alleged to have received the sum of N16m through his First Bank account on March 27, 2015. Waribo allegedly gave N5m from the N16 million to Peter Popnen, an ex- INEC official.”

It said that the suspect would be arraigned in court when investigations were completed.


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