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NBA election: EFCC to arraign two over alleged rigging for Paul Usoro

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is set to arraign the duo of Sarah Omeigha Ajibola and John Ozovehe Demide before a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.

They will be docked for allegedly conspiring to rig the 2018 general elections of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA.

EFCC had, on May 5, 2020, filed a 14-count charge against them for allegedly rigging the poll which produced the incumbent President, Paul Usoro.

One of the counts read: “That you, Sarah Omeigha Ajibola and John Ozovehe Demide, sometime in August 2018, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, conspired amongst yourselves to knowingly alter the email addresses and phone numbers of about 1,004 eligible voters of the NBA 2018 elections, with the intention that such inauthentic data will be acted upon as genuine during the said election and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27 (1)(b) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 13 of the same Act.”

Another count read: “That you, Sarah Omeigha Ajibola and John Ozovehe Demide, sometime in August 2018, within the jurisdiction of the honourable court, aided the commission of an offence to wit: to knowingly alter the email addresses and phone numbers of about 1,004 eligible voters of the NBA National elections, with the intention that such inauthentic data will be acted upon as genuine during the said election and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27 (1)(b)of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015 and punishable under Section 13 of the same Act.”

EFCC spokesman, Dele Oyewale, in a statement on Wednesday, said the suspects will be arraigned soon as the court gives a date.

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