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Former INEC Chairman Wanted By EFCC Over N23bn Election Bribe Given By Diezani

Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Diezani Allison-Madueke speaks at a media briefing on a new gas price regime in the capital of Abuja May 27, 2010.Nigeria's state power company will pay energy companies, such as Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil more for their gas to encourage investment and boost supply capacity, the oil minister said on Thursday.REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY)
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  has launched a manhunt for a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in connection with  a N23.29b poll bribery scandal, The Nation reports.
According to the report, he is alleged to have perpetrated strategies which ensued the rigging of elections by taking bribe totalling millions.
Also, it was gathered that the former INEC chairman has been evading arrest since last two weeks before the EFCC now put him on red alert.
An EFCC source said: “Our operatives are still looking for him. We have put other security agencies on the alert.

“He is wanted in connection with the N23.29 poll bribery perpetrated by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.”

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