The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has confirmed that a junior member of one of the Election Tribunal panels sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State is being investigated. The EFCC stated that its office received a petition showing video evidence of how a junior member of one of the panels solicited for help for one of the political parties. The video evidence was recovered from the CCTV which serves as a security appliance mounted by the management of a hotel.
An EFCC officer who is privy to the investigation, but would not want his name in print yet, confirmed that Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has already directed some officers to look into the matter and report to him. “I can assure you, we have the video evidence and we are analysing it. We will soon call a press conference and let the whole world see what transpired in the video.
“The principal suspect had been invited sometime last month, but his solicitor just informed us that he may not be able to attend the next questioning because of his health condition. But no matter what happens, the Commission will do justice to all the parties involved”, the officer who pleaded anonymity added.