N731.4m Fraud: EFCC Arrests Two Ex-INEC Staff
Nigeria anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Tuesday arrested two former officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Christian Nwosu and Tijani Bashir Inda, for an alleged offence bordering on diversion of funds and money laundering to the tune of N731, 438,926.35.
EFCC spokesperson, Wison Uwujaren said, Nwosu, a former Administrative Secretary, INEC, Kwara State, and Inda, a former Assistant Director, INEC, Kwara State, were arrested outside the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The suspects were alleged to have conspired to divert the money from the INEC account to their personal use.
They allegedly moved the funds into the account of one Abdulganiyu Adebayo, a cashier with INEC, Kwara State.
The first suspect, Nwosu, allegedly gave approval for the transfer of the money, which was earmarked for the INEC operations in the state, into an account belonging to Adebayo.
It was further alleged that the second defendant, Inda, filled the forms used to transfer the funds from Adebayo’s account into some companies they both have interest in.
They will soon be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.