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EFCC arrests 19 over suspected vote buying in Ilorin

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has paraded 19 persons during the governorship and House of Assembly elections over allegations of vote buying in Ilorin, Kwara State.

The acting zonal head of EFCC, Ilorin zonal office, Mr. Michael Nzekwe said that the suspects were paraded on Saturday at the commission’s head office in GRA, Ilorin.

He noted that the mandate of the commission was to ensure that money influence in politics was totally cut out and eradicated.

“The suspects were directly involved in vote-buying. We got credible intelligence and we acted on those intelligence,” he said.

“Some were arrested in Omu-Aran, Ilorin South and Ilorin West; we were all over the state.”

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