The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested an agent of All Progressives Congress (APC) suspected to be engaged in vote-buying.
The suspect, identified simply as Nurudeen, was caught with bags of cash allegedly used to pay for votes in Isale Osun, Osogbo.
An EFCC official revealed that the suspect was caught in the act.
“We caught him immediately when he handed over the money to someone at the polling unit”, the official said.
He said the suspect and an accomplice would be moved to Ilorin in Kwara.
Also, at a polling unit located in Salvation Army Grammar School, Alekuwodo in Osogbo the State capital, voters were seen going into a house three blocks away from the polling unit where money was being shared.
According to witnesses, some voters were given N4,000 after showing proof that they voted for the PDP while those who could not show proof of voting for the party were asked to swear before they were given the money.
A voter confirmed that they were paid after a woman who claimed to have voted for the PDP was not paid because she refused to swear.
The voter who spoke in Yoruba Language said “They asked the woman to swear that she voted for the PDP but she refused to do that, so she was not paid. Those party people are crazy. But our people taught to be doing that.
“Before, we used to collect money and vote for the party we wanted but now, they would ask you to swear that it was their party you voted for. Even the APC, before they pay you, they would ask you to vote. PDP people are down there, I had to look for them. I have been paid too. I was paid N4,000.”
Similarly, at a junction close to Polling Unit 07, Registration Area 007 in Ilesha East Local Government Area, a young lady confirmed that APC gave voters N10,000 to vote for its candidate.
There was also a house close to Ward 03, Ikija 11, PU 002, C.A.C Primary School, Ifetedo, Ife-South LGA where voters go to be paid N5,000 by the APC.