Court remands 2 INEC staff in prison for N111.5m scam

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Justice P.I Ajaku of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin-City, Edo State on Thursday ordered that the duo of Uluocha Obi Brown, an Administrative Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Delta State and Percy Okojie, a renowned legal practitioner and former President, Rotary Club, Benin-City be remanded in prison custody.

They were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on an 8-count amended charge, bordering on conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of N 111, 500, 000.

The defendants were docked for allegedly collecting the sum of N111, 500, 000 as a bribe during the weeks leading to the 2015 Presidential election. They are among the over 100 INEC Officials that allegedly collected part of the $115million (N23bn) disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison- Madueke, during the countdown to…

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