Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) discovered bags filled with cash in a car, which was in the convoy of Emmanuel Jime, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Saturday’s Benue governorship election.
It was learnt that the operatives of the anti-graft agency purportedly acted upon a tip-off and immediately stormed Ndabagi Polling Unit 011, North Bank, in Makurdi, the state capital, where Jime and his wife, Comfort, voted.
The APC candidate was speaking to journalists after exercising his franchise when the EFCC operatives arrived the polling unit.
Upon arrival, the operatives were said to have immediately moved to a parked Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) which was in Jime’s convoy and ordered the driver to open the vehicle’s boot.
The driver, it was learnt, was reluctant to follow the directive but finally opened the boot after he was forced by the operatives.
The anti-graft agencies saw the bags loaded with cash and attempted to seize them. However, they were stopped by voters at the polling unit, who resisted the move.
The EFCC operatives then took a snapshot of the money and the bags and left the polling unit.