EFCC re-arrests ex-INEC chief for ‘diverting’ 450 million naira

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday re-arrested a former Administrative Secretary at the Kwara State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr. Christian Nwosu. He was arrested after yesterday’s proceedings in another criminal case at the Federal High Court in Lagos. EFCC charged Nwosu and Tijani Inda Bashir with receiving 30 million naira bribe from former Petroleum Minister Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke to rig the 2015 election result.

They were arraigned with Yisa Adedoyin, who pleaded guilty to receiving cash payment of over 70 million naira from Mrs. Alison-Madueke. Mrs. Alison-Madueke is also named in the charge, but is said to be “at large”. Nwosu pleaded guilty when he was first arraigned, but changed his plea to not guilty after claiming EFCC induced him to plead guilty. Yesterday, EFCC’s investigator Usman Zakari tendered Nwosu’s account statements showing details of the 30 million naira.