Twenty suspected vote buyers in the gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections in Kwara State were arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Command, on Saturday.
Acting Commander, Micheal Nzekwe, disclosed this to newsmen during a parade of the suspects at the command’s office in Ilorin.
He said the suspects who were directly involved in the alleged vote buying, were arrested in Ilorin, and outside the state capital.
The arrests, according to him, took place in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara, Ilorin South and Ilorin West local government areas of the state.
“We were all over the 16 local government areas of the state, we recovered quite a lot of money but we are still investigating as the matter is still fresh,” he disclosed.
The anti-graft commander confirmed that a suspected vote buyer was apprehended at a polling unit in Ajikobi Ward of Ilorin West Local Government Area with an unspecified amount of cash.