EFCC detains INEC commissioner for receiving bribe

Mr. Sylvester Ezeani has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for his role in the disbursement of N23bn during the 2015 election.

Ezeani served as the resident electoral commissioner in Abia state and has been accused of receiving fund from the former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

According to The Punch, he suspect was arrested following revelation that he received N20m during the presidential and National Assembly elections.

Diezani has been fingered in her role as the distributor of government fund for the reelection of Goodluck Jonathan in the build-up to the 2015 election. Although the former minister is hiding in London, several persons who received fund from her have been apprehended or questioned by the anti-graft agency.

An EFCC source confirmed that Ezeani was apprehended on Tuesday, July 19

He said: “The REC was on Tuesday interrogated by operatives of the EFCC in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, in connection with an alleged N20million electoral scam.

– Mr Ezeani was arrested by the EFCC for receiving fund from Diezani Alison-Madueke

– The fund was meant to facilitate the reelection of Goodluck Jonathan as president

– Ezeani is one of several person interrogated by the EFCC for receiving fund from the former minister

Mr. Sylvester Ezeani has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for his role in the disbursement of N23bn during the 2015 election.

Ezeani served as the resident electoral commissioner in Abia state and has been accused of receiving fund from the former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

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According to The Punch, he suspect was arrested following revelation that he received N20m during the presidential and National Assembly elections.

Diezani has been fingered in her role as the distributor of government fund for the reelection of Goodluck Jonathan in the build-up to the 2015 election. Although the former minister is hiding in London, several persons who received fund from her have been apprehended or questioned by the anti-graft agency.

An EFCC source confirmed that Ezeani was apprehended on Tuesday, July 19

He said: “The REC was on Tuesday interrogated by operatives of the EFCC in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, in connection with an alleged N20million electoral scam.

“While serving in Cross River State, he was alleged to have collected the sum of N20m out of the entire N241,000,000 which was released to Cross River State from the controversial $115million lodged with (bank name withheld), by Diezani. Ezeani, who has now been redeployed in Abia State, was quizzed over his involvement in the scam. He is still in custody.”

Meanwhile, the immediate past governor of Adamawa state, Bala Ngillari, was detained by the EFCC for his alleged role in the distribution of N450 million for the re-election of Jonathan.

Premium Times reports that the arrest of Ngillari was sequel to information given to the anti-graft agency by a former Nigerian ambassador to the US, Hassan Adamu, which indicted the former governor.
Hassan Adamu, had told the EFCC that when the chairman of PDP in Adamawa state, Joel Madaki, and himself took custody of the money from Fidelity Bank, it was taken to the Adamawa state government house in bullion vans by officials of the bank.

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