EFCC to arraign INEC official over N16 million bribe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has concluded arrangements to prosecute a Deputy Director of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, in Akwa Ibom State, and former Electoral Officer in Rivers State, Gogo Anderson Waribo for bribe-taking.

Mr. Waribo allegedly collected N16 million from the N23 billion slush fund linked to former petroleum minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke, during the 2015 general election, with the aim of influencing the outcome of the election.

He was arrested by EFCC operatives following report that some INEC officers conspired with some staff of Fidelity Bank to defraud the Federal Government of several millions of naira, EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said Tuesday.

Although Mr. Waribo denied the allegations, investigation revealed that the INEC Deputy Director’s name was on the list of the “bribe takers”, Mr. Uwujaren said.

It was revealed that he received N16 million through his First Bank account on March 27, 2015 and gave N5 million to Peter Popnen, an ex- INEC official.

He will be arraigned as soon as investigation is completed.


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  • Wale Adegoke

    What about Mrs Halida and her collaborators, the one in charge of Election Monitoring and Observation during Prof Iwu era on secondment from NYSC and still collecting millions of naira under the guise of using election observers to help politicians?

  • share Idea

    If Buhari could give money to a judge handling his case and they claim it is not bribe, how can same government charge someone to court for collecting money in the course of doing his work when the person have no evidence that the money received was meant for influencing the election outcome just like Buhari’s gift was not for influencing court judgement (Note- Buhari has not being known for giving out such humongous amount of money before then to any individual as we are told that he is as poor as church rat – hypocritical government)

    • Truth is bitter

      Judge, how do you know that Buhari was the person who gave his lawyer the ₦500,000? Let them provide the account details on how the transaction was made, starting with the account of Buhari.

      • share Idea

        Did ask the same questions when EFCC claimed that supposed NNPC (without providing details of NNPC accounts where the money was debited from)money was linked to Deziani