Police operatives in Osun State have arrested a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Makanjuola Bilahu, over alleged electoral malpractice.
The suspect who was supervising the collection of voters card, was arrested alongside a youth corp member attached to the INEC office, Orji Nkenna, and one Oluwatobi Ogini.
The command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, in a statement on Saturday, July 2, disclosed that the suspects were arrested for alleged electoral offences.
“On 30th June 2022 at about 1040hrs, a complainant reported at Osu Division that, on 29th June 2022, at about 1000hrs, he went to INEC office located at Atakumosa West Local Government Area, Osu, Osun State to collect his permanent Voter’s Card but could not find it.
He consequently demanded the register and discovered that one Orji Desmond Nkenna, a corps member attached to INEC office as an Ad-Hoc staff in charge of Voter’s Card distribution has collected his PVC on the order of one Wale Ojo and Ijamakinwa Olaoluwa now at large both members of People Democratic Party (PDP) for financial transaction.
On receipt of the complaint, police detective immediately swung into action and arrested the principal suspect along with the INEC supervisor to the alleged corps member Mrs Makanjuola Bilahu (58) and one Mr Oluwatobi Ogini (32) to investigate the level of their involvement.
The police are on the trail of the fleeing suspects. The suspects will be charged to court after the completion of the investigation,” she stated.