News Rivers Election :- Police recovers N111.3M bribe from INEC officials

Rivers Election :- Police recovers N111.3M bribe from INEC officials

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Police panel displays N100 million cash as evidence against Govenor Nyesom Wike on February 7, 2017. (Sahara Reporters)

A police probe panel, on Tuesday, February 7, revealed that it had recovered more than N111 million from electoral officers in Rivers state.

The money is said to have been used by the state government to bribe officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in a bid to rig the December 2016 rerun election.

Panel Chairman, DCP Damian Okoro made the disclosure while speaking in Abuja.

“The sum total of N111.3 million was recovered from 23 electoral officials out of N360m,” Okoro said according to Daily Trust.

Governor Nyesom Wike has repeatedly denied rigging the elections but refused to acknowledge the police probe panel and instead created his own.

He also approached the Federal High Court in Abuja in an attempt to stop the probe but the court rejected his plea.

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris told the court that Wike was trying to cover his tracks.

Idris also said that the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Wike had no power to investigate the Rivers polls.

28 COMMENTS
  1. Just imagine how messed up our country is. I hope it doesn’t end in just collecting the money but also sending them to prison

  2. This electoral cheating/malpractice is still happening and that is what is makinf elections in our country not to run well and also making the results not to be accurate. Thank God the police were able to recover the money. May God help us in this nation

  3. The money was recoved but its out of reach for children.. After today this story will just die down they won’t tell us wot d money was used for

  4. You see the kind of country we are in, Where democracy have been swept under the carpet and it is now the government of the few by the few and for the few. May God help us

  5. This APC govt whn pressure come on them they will bring fake story to divert attention! This time around na money police see no be chibok girls again

  6. Its good news atleast, they have conscience to bring forth this one for us to see. But i still think there are still some left over, that figure is more than what it is. I hope this recovered sums will be used to enhance and reduce the hardship of this nations at large.

  7. Lol so tjem no chop the money since.. Them come keep cash for their house for you to come and recover because banks have closed down.. No way am gone believe this super story

  8. Heeey!!! We don finish for this country. See money wey dem dey call and many of us dey suffer in penury

  9. U see thieves? May God make their pocket get holes so that their money wil drop for good people like me. I don’t care how the pocket wil take get hole

  10. It’s a masterminded piece by d APC trying to justify their case at d tribunal bt it won’t work. D police hierarchy ve finally compromised, they shld also talk about d ballot boxes they snatched on behalf of the APC to rig d June 10th re-run election in rivers state. Rivers state is a PDP state nt an APC state. God bless us all and shame to d Nigerian police investigatory committee set up by I.G ldris.

  11. Let Nigerians share the money now. At least 111 millions Nigerian will have 1million naira each to get out of recession out of 180 millions population as earlier claimed. This politicians are so heartless. Where did they get the money self? God go judge their unborn generations.

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