EFCC Launches Manhunt For Ex-INEC Chairman, Maurice Iwu Over Diezani Election Bribe
A manhunt for a for a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Maurice Iwu has been launched by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with a N23.29b poll bribery scandal
The N23.29b slush fund was allegedly used to bribe some INEC officials with a mandate of altering the results of the election in which President Muhammadu Buhari, the then candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) beat then incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.
Iwu, who whose tenure as INEC chairman oversaw what has been described as the worst election in the history of Nigeria was the one who allegedly marshaled strategies on how the bribery could be perfected.
It was learnt that for doing the job, the ex-INEC chief got a handsome reward.
The EFCC has reportedly been on his trail in the last two weeks but he has managed to evade arrest.
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.”