Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested a polling booth party agent in Benue State with stashed cash running into millions of naira.
The man claimed to be the agent of the Benue State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Emmanuel Jimeh.
The anti-graft agency, which posted a picture of the seizure on facebook, said that the suspect was arrested in Makurdi.
The post read, “At the North Bank Area, Makurdi, a man was caught with large bags containing lots of money. While trying to arrest him, officers of the Commission were attacked and vehicles vandalised. Information gathered confirms that the money belongs to Emmanuel Jimeh, the gubernatorial candidate of the APC in Benue state.”
When contacted on the telephone, a Spokesman for Jimeh, Mr. Joe Abuku, promised to call back to provide information which he has not done as at the time of filing this report .