#CRSDecides2023: EFCC Arrest 4 In Calabar Allegedly Buying Votes

In Breaking News, Crime, Politics

By Our Reporters

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arrested no fewer than 65 persons on Saturday, March 18, 2023, across the 28 states where Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections were conducted, for alleged voter inducement.

Four out of the 65 persons were arrested in the capital Cross River State, Calabar. 

The operation by the team from Uyo Zonal Command, led by CE Binta A. Rano arrested them at different locations. They are currently volunteering their statements at the Criminal Investigation Department, Cross River State Police Command.

One Esther Asuquo Edem, Woman Leader of one of the political parties for Ward 11, Calabar South, and two others, Edet Okon Etim and Asanwana Peter Eyo we’re arrested for alleged vote buying.

The Woman Leader, who had a list of suspected voters, their account numbers, and thousands of Naira in cash was apprehended inside an uncompleted building, beside her Ward in Calabar South, while  Etim and Eyo were arrested at Ward 12, Unit 11, at Kings Memorial School by Inyang Street, Abasi Obori, Calabar South.

The duo of Etim and Eyo had with them their own lists and money they allegedly used in buying votes. 

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