Kwara state High Court sitting in Ilorin, the state capital on Thursday remanded a man for alleged vote-buying during the March 9th Governorship and House of Assembly election.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned the suspect, Abdusalam Abdulkadiri, for allegedly conspiring with one Oye Obalola to provide N120, 000 with the intend of corruptly influencing persons to vote for a particular political party on the election day.
Oye Obalola is said to be at large. Abdulkadiri was also accused of providing N120, 000 for the purpose of using same at polling unit 007 in Kwara state College of Education, Ilorin contrary.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the count charge. During proceedings, Abdulkadri’s counsel, Olokooba Muhammed, argued for his bail but Justice Oyinloye refused the bail application on the ground that it was not properly filed. He, thereafter, ordered that the accused person be remanded in prison till March 28, when his proper trial would commence.