Shocking: REC For Rivers State Makes Revelation About 2015 Elections
Gesila Khan, The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in charge of the 2015 Rivers governorship election, has reportedly made confessions in custody of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Punch reports that Khan had been questioned by the Department of State Security (DSS) in July, 2015, but had no charges against her. I
n the recent arrest, however, the residences of all the suspects were searched and incriminating documents were said to have been recovered by the commission. Khan, who has since been deployed to Cross River state, was reported to have received N185.8m ahead of the March 28 and April 11, 2015, elections.
Reports say the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) received and shared the said amount during the last gubernatorial election. A reliable source with the EFCC revealed that Khan made confessional statements where it was gathered that she received the money through a special bank account.
“Khan was the REC in Rivers State in 2015 election before she was transferred to Cross River early this year. She was said to have received N185.8m. She has made confessional statements,” the source revealed.
The REC had been arrested by the zonal office of the EFCC alongside four others on Thursday, April 14 and the anti graft agency reports that over N675.1m has been discovered in the bank accounts of different electoral officers in Rivers, Akwa Ibom, and Delta states.
Meanwhile, the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), worldwide has demanded the immediate release of Khan.
A statement signed by Eric Omare, the group’s spokesman, read: “Mrs. Khan, had gone to the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to honour an invitation and having met with the EFCC team, they demanded for a first class traditional ruler or holder of the national honour of Commander of the Niger (CON) to stand surety to bail her.”