Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) have arrested two persons for their involvement in vote-buying; during the Federal House of Representatives rerun election in Ogun State during the weekend.
EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade said they arrested the suspects, one Alaga Segun and Bamidele Falegan; at the Odomowo Oko Polling Unit in the Ijebu Ode area of the state.
According to Orilade, the suspects said they worked as agents of an unnamed opposition party in the state.
Orilade said Segun, the first suspect was in possession of the sum of N149,000, out of N150, 000; he claimed his accomplice, Falegan, gave him to induce voters during the exercise.
“Upon interrogation on their fraudulent activity, Falegan confessed to have received the money from one Taiwo Shote; a lawyer and an opposition party candidate in the election. The suspects will soon be charged to court,” Orilade said.
1st News reports that Taiwo Shote is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the said rerun election.