The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized two shopping malls allegedly acquired by a serving Resident Electoral Commissioner, Gesil Khan.
The malls, located in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State, were said to have been bought with her share of a bribe allegedly disbursed out by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of last year’s general elections.
The Nation reports that her bank account in which N49 million was found has been frozen. an EFCC source said she could not fully explain the source of the money.
The EFCC alleged that Khan got about N185 million from a total of N23.29b which was allegedly was disbursed under the suprvision of ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The commission applied to the Federal High Court, Yenagoa for Interim Forfeiture Order in line with sections 26 and 29 of the EFCC Act to take over the account and the buildings .
The INEC REC and other electoral officers are being investigated for allegedly collecting a total of N681million.
The INEC officials already being quizzed in connection with the bribery are: Fidelia Omoile (Electoral Officer in Isoko-South Local Government Area of Delta State)-N112,480,000 ; Uluochi Obi Brown (INEC’s Administrative Secretary in Delta State)-N111,500,000; a former Deputy Director of INEC in Cross River State, Edem Okon Effanga-N241,127,000 and the Head of Voter Education in INEC in Akwa Ibom, Immaculata Asuquo-N214,127,000.