The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, a report on 100 INEC officials who allegedly received part of the $115m (N23bn) allegedly disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.
Sources within the EFCC told the us that the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, handed over the report during a meeting with the Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, in Abuja last week.
The report is believed to contain details of how the officials received the bribe and recommendations of appropriate disciplinary measures to be taken by INEC and the EFCC.
While some of the indicted officials are recommended to be fired from the INEC, others have been recommended to face criminal charges.
EFCC said some of the officials have returned over N300 million and houses allegedly built with proceeds of the bribe have been seized by the EFCC.
An EFCC operative said, “We have submitted the report to INEC and it is left for the electoral body to do its part. They will guide us on prosecution and other matters.
“We heard that some of the electoral officers have gone to court to stop INEC from dismissing them. However, this cannot stop us from bringing criminal charges against them.”
The source said the report contained the outcome of investigations in five geopolitical zones.
“The report contains the outcome of investigations in all the geopolitical zones except the North-Central. It will be done later.”