Bye-Elections: ICPC arrests five suspected vote buyers in Sokoto and Adamawa; recovers N3.6m

Officials of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) have arrested three persons suspected to be vote buyers in Sokoto State during the bye-elections monitoring exercise.
The commission in a statement on Saturday, said the suspects, three males aged 48, 37 and 38 were caught in a polling unit of Yabo/Shagari Federal Constituency in Sokoto State with the sum of N3,105,400 within the voting premises.
“All the suspects have been taken into the custody of the Commission and investigations have commenced, ICPC will work with INEC in the prosecution of the cases,” the statement read. 
In a related development, the ICPC Adamawa State Election monitoring team arrested two suspects within the vicinity of Yelwa Primary School in Mayo Belwa Local Government Area with the sum of N500,000 suspected to be for vote buying during the bye - elections.
The suspects are in ICPC custody and investigations are ongoing in collaboration with INEC. 

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