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N85m cash found in Zamfara INEC office



. Money in four Ghana-must-go bags


ABOUT four Ghana-must-go bags stashed with crisp naira notes were yesterday recovered by operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Gusau, Zamfara State.

The amount, suspected to be looted by a highly placed officer of the electoral body, was tracked down in a discrete raid by EFCC following a tip-off by a whistle blower.

Allegedly totaling about N85 million, the amount contained in the four bags is believed to be part of ad-hoc staff allowances diverted by INEC officials in the state.

EFCC operatives arrived at INEC Gusau office at about 11.20 am, left the premises at 1.40 pm in a white-coloured Toyota Hiace bus, carrying with them four Ghana-must-go bags containing the cash.

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