Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday stormed the Eagle Square venue of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Special Convention in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the officials went around the convention venue before finally taking strategic positions.
However, the officials declined to comment when approached by a NAN correspondent at the convention.
NAN reports that EFCC officials had made a similar appearance at the PDP Special Convention in Abuja on May 28, without making any arrest.
The visit might not be unconnected with recent social media reports indicating that delegates were paid hugely by presidential aspirants for votes at the convention.
gathered that aside personnel of the anti-graft agency in the red vest and others deployed in plain clothes, arrived Eagle Square at about 4:18pm.
A senior official of the commission said a special team under a director in the commission was dispatched to the venue for discreet monitoring of financial transactions between delegates and agents of aspirants.
The personnel from the special team are said to be embedded in delegate stands to monitor any case of inducement.
“We are also monitoring banking transactions real time in collaboration with the NFIU,” said the official who spoke on anonymity for lack of permission to speak on the operational details.
Another detective, who spoke to Daily Trust anonymously when asked how it would be possible for the officials to track or monitor online transactions, he said such strategy won’t be disclosed.
He said they have deployed important strategy so as to use some actors as examples, adding that anybody, be it delegates or supporters of any aspirant would be made to face the law.
”We are not here (Eagle Square) to joke. We will ensure anybody caught faces wrath of the law. We’re monitoring every step being taken by all the political actors,” the official pleaded anonymity after speaking to our correspondent.
The spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the operation but declined further comment.
Meanwhile, it was learnt that various support groups of all aspirants have begun to re-strategise for their adopted and preferred candidate.