According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) , the alleged $115 million bribe for election officials of the 2015 presidential election came from proceeds of stolen crude oil.
The EFCC has frozen the accounts of officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission as well as other figures involved in the bribery scandal as part of its investigations.
The freezing of the accounts might be in preparation for the arraignment of the involved persons including former Fidelity Bank Managing Director, Nnamdi Okonkwo.
Former Minister of Petroleum, Alison-Madueke Diezani might also be charged to court as she is believed to be the centre of the bribe given to the electoral officials. The agency also plans to arrest the owners of the oil companies fingered to have contributed in raising the funds.
The people to be tried are Diezani (in absentia), Okonkwo and Fidelity Bank’s Head of Operations, Martin Izuogbe, Mrs Khan (for collecting N185, 842,000 out of a N681million bribe); Fidelia Omoile( Electoral Officer in Isoko-South Local Government Area of Delta State)—N112,480,000 ; Uluochi Obi Brown( INEC’s Administrative Secretary in Delta State)—N111,500,000; a former Deputy Director of INEC in Cross River State, Edem Okon Effanga—N241,127,000 and the Head of Voter Education in INEC in Akwa Ibom, Immaculata Asuquo—N214,127,000.