Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have reportedly snatched a huge sum of money allegedly meant for vote buying at at Ward 10 Unit 9, Ilupeju along Ikere-Ado Expressway in Ikere Ekiti, in Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti State, the Punch reports.
The money was said to have been snatched from some politicians at the polling unit.
A voter in the unit, who was qouted by the report, said the undisclosed amount of money hijacked by the security men was meant to buy votes from the voters in the area.
According to him, some of the voters who had voted for their candidate in the unit left in annoyance as they were not able to collect money for the ‘work’ done.
The voter said: “They (NSCDC officers) stormed this unit and harassed the person holding the money. They collected the money from him and took it away. We that have voted for APC and waiting to collect our money could not get the money. It is disappointing. We were told that the money is over N2million.
According to him the other voters who intended to sell their votes to the ruling party collected money from another party and voted for them.
The report further stated that when the Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr Funminiyi Afuye, was informed about the development, he rushed down to the unit with his security aides to see what actually happened.