On Saturday, February 25, a lecturer with the Sarwuan Tarka University (formerly known as the University of Agriculture), Makurdi, Benue State, Dr Cletus Tyokyaa was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged vote-buying. He was arrested at the RCM Polling Unit in Daudu, Guma Local Government Area of the state with the sum of N306,700 in various denominations stashed in his car.
The EFCC in a statement on its Facebook handle said luck ran out on Tarka when “he drove to the voting centre which was different from his polling unit and tried to run upon sighting operatives of the Commission.”
Similarly, the commission said it arrested a man (name witheld ) for alleged vote buying with N194,000 at the Gidan Zakka polling unit, Goron Dutse area of Kano Municipal Local Government, Kano State. Earlier in the day, a woman with 18 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) was intercepted in a sting operation at Badarwa area of Kaduna, Kaduna State.
She was nabbed after undercover operatives pretended they had voter cards and were desperate to sell them, the commission disclosed in a statement shared on Facebook, sighted on Saturday, February 25.