EFCC arrests woman with 18 PVCs in Kaduna, extends raid to Kano, FCT

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested a woman with 18 Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs in Kaduna, Kaduna State.


The female suspect, Maryam Mamman Alhaji was intercepted
in the early hours of today, February 25, 2023 in a sting operation at Badarwa area of the State.

The female suspect, who is a member of the support group of one of the leading political parties, also had in her possession, a 17-page list containing names of eligible voters in the locality.

Other items found in her possession include bank details and phone numbers of accredited voters under Badarwa/Malali Ward 01 and 08, Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

EFCC in a statement issued on Saturday, said the suspect, was nabbed after undercover operatives pretended they had Voter cards and were desperate to sell them.

The suspect is currently being grilled by operatives of the Kaduna Zonal Command of the EFCC, with a view to unravelling other members of her syndicate whom she claimed are also collecting voters’ cards and paying monies through Point of Sale (PoS) or direct bank transfers.

The anti-graft agency also arrested a man for alleged vote buying with N194,000 at Gidan Zakka polling unit, Goron Dutse area of Kano Municipal Local Government.

A party agents buying votes through bank transfers to voters was also arrested by EFCC in Abaji area in Federal Capital Territory.

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