by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday, February 25, 2023, intercepted a woman with 18 voters’ cards in a sting operation at Badarawa area of Kaduna, Kaduna State.
The woman, one Maryam Mamman 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 Badarawa/Malali Ward 01 and 08, Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
“She was nabbed after undercover operatives pretended they had voters’ cards and were desperate to sell them,” sources revealed.
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 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.
Similarly, a party agent buying votes through bank transfers to voters was also arrested in Abaji FCT, a viral social media post revealed.