Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the early hours of Saturday February 25, 2023 intercepted a woman with 18 permanent voter cards in a sting operation at Badarwa area of Kaduna, Kaduna State.

A statement shared on the anti-graft agency social media page l, said the woman, one Maryam Alhaji, who is a member of the support group of one of the leading political parties, also had in her possession, a 17-page list containing names of eligible voters, their bank details and phone numbers as accredited under Badarwa/Malali Ward 01 and 08, Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

“She was nabbed after undercover operatives pretended they had voter cards and were desperate to sell them.

” She is currently being grilled by operatives of the Kaduna Zonal Command of the EFCC, with a view to unravelling other members of her syndicate whom she claimed are also collecting voters’ cards and paying monies through PoS or direct bank transfers,” the statement said.

The EFCC also arrested a man for alleged vote buying with N194,000 at Gidan Zakka polling unit, Goron Dutse area of Kano Municipal Local Government.

A party agent (of Peoples Democratic Party) who was allegedly buying votes through bank transfers to voters was also arrested in Abaji FCT, the statement added.



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