Rivers Rerun Election: 23 INEC Officials Indicted For Corruption Arraigned In Court (Pics + Video)
INEC officials accused of corruption in Rivers state appeared in court today, Tuesday, March 14th.
They were alleged to have collected the sum of N350m bribe in violations of various provisions of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 and the Economic and Financial Crimes (Establishment, etc) Act, 2004 between December 10 and 26.
The officials served as returning officers in various local governments in the controversial legislative re-run elections in Rivers state late last year.
They were brought to the court by a white bus, accompanied armed policemen and members of the investigative panel set up by the Inspector General of Police to investigate the matter.
Meanwhile, the Rivers state government has since denied that Governor Nyesom Wike spent N100 million to bribe the officials.
Dr Austin Tam-George, the Commissioner for Information and Communication, in a statement described allegations of the police as shameful, defamatory and reckless.