The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship campaign council in Benue state, Dr. Cletus Tyokyaa for being in possession of a N100,000.
Governor Samuel Ortom made the disclosure while speaking to journalists shortly after after casting his vote at Tse Ortom Polling Unit 016, Nzorov Council Ward, which was moved to Government Science and Technical College Gbajimba after the community was sacked by armed herdsmen.
He said Tyokyaa was apprehended by the anti-graft agency who found the cash in his possession.
‘I received report from the DG of our campaign that he had been arrested this morning by EFCC for having N100,000 on him. What is that? Are they the agent of destabilisation? It is a shame.
‘Why should they pick up somebody because of N100,000? I want to tell the EFCC to release him immediately. I have more than N100,000 on me but I’m not buying votes and he was not buying votes,’ the governor said angrily.