The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it had intercepted N32.4 million allegedly suspected to be used for vote-buying in Lagos.
EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
The statement said following the recovery of the cash, the EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has implored all personnel of the Commission deployed for election monitoring duties to show courage and not give room for unscrupulous persons to undermine the integrity of the elections through financial inducement.
The statement said tactical team of operatives are currently on ground in all the states of the federation and the FCT to fish out politicians engaged in vote trading.
“Telephone hotlines have already been circulated through social media for members of the public to share information regarding financial malpractices with agents of the Commission. Details of the number are available on EFCC social media platforms,” the commission said.
“Members of the public are encouraged to report anyone trying to buy or sell votes by making use of the EFCC financial crimes reporting App, Eagle Eye, which is available for download on the Google Play or Apple store. They can also reach the Commission through our social media handle, @officialefcc or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org,the statement said.