By-Election: Bauchi Special Adviser Arrested Over Vote Buying

The Special Adviser to Bauchi State Governor,  on Civil Service and Labour Matters,Mr. Abdon Dallas Gin had been arrested by The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC today 5th Dec for alleged buying of votes.

Reports had it that after casting his vote in the ongoing By-election, the sum of N1.5 million was allegedly found in his car.

The former Head of Service in Bauchi State was arrested at his polling unit in Dass at the ongoing Dass State Constituency By-election in Bauchi State. He was immediately handed over to the Nigerian Police division in Dass.

Nonetheless, Hon. Suleiman Mohammed, the chairman of Dass local government had made it known that the Special Adviser was arrested wrongly 

According to him, “I was told that one of our stakeholders was arrested and I came to sympathize with him –which is normal. 

Though, I have not discussed with him but I heard that shortly after he addressed some journalists, he was arrested.

He further attested that, “The money is not his own, the money belongs to our party agents, presiding and returning officers.”

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