How former INEC officer allegedly collected N30m bribe from Diezani Alison-Madueke

How former INEC officer allegedly collected N30m bribe from Diezani Alison-Madueke

- A former official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Christian Nwosu, has explained how he collected the sum of N30 million bribe from Dieziani Alison-Madueke

- Nwosu alleged that the money is part of N23 billion Alison-Madueke’s bribe meant to compromise electoral officers before the 2015 general election

- The former INEC staff, however, said that he was neither intimidated nor induced to make the statement

A former official of the Independent National Electoral Commission Christian Nwosu, has told a Lagos Federal High Court that he collected the sum of N30 million bribe from Dieziani Alison-Madueke, the former petroleum minister.

Vanguard reports that Nwosu, who is being prosecuted by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was alleged to have received the money as part of N23 billion Alison-Madueke’s bribe meant to compromise electoral officers before the 2015 general election.

NAIJ.com gathered that the former INEC staff, however, said that he was neither intimidated nor induced to make the statement.

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At the resumed hearing of the matter, on Thursday, October 5, EFCC’s counsel, Nnemeka Omewa called its first prosecution witness, Tosin Owobo, to explain to the court how the commission investigated the offence and how Nwosu ‘s statement was obtained.

Owobo told the court that Nwosu’s statement was obtained under standard practice without inducement, intimidation or threat.

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that some officials of the INEC confessed receiving a bribe during the 2015 general elections in Gombe state.

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Source: Naij.com

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