Economic and Financial Crimes Commission – EFCC has arraigned three Independent National Electoral Commission – INEC officials at the Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged money laundering and bribery.
Gbadegun Abiodun, Oladipo Oladapo and Afolabi Albert were arraigned before Justice Chuka Obiozor on five counts of conspiracy to receive millions of naira in cash without going through a financial institution.
EFCC said the officials, on March 30, 2015, conspired to accept a cash payment of about two hundred million naira without going through a financial institution.
The commission said the offence of accepting cash payment exceeding five million naira violates Section 18.
Abiodun, Oladapo and others on the run were said to have used twenty two million naira in April 2015 which they allegedly obtained through forgery thereby violating Section 15 (2) (d) of the Money Laundering Act.