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Osun Election: Police Arrest INEC Staff, Corp Member For Alleged Electoral Offence 

Opetatives of Osun  Police Command have arrested a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), supervising the collection of voters card, Makanjuola Bilahu, for alleged electoral malpractice.

Also, a youth corp member attached to the INEC office as an Ad-Hoc staff in charge of voter’s card distribution, Orji Nkenna, was arrested alongside one Oluwatobi Ogini.

A statement by the Spokesperson of the Command, Yemisi Opalola,  said 38 PVCs were recovered from the suspects.

This development happened less than two weeks to the Osun governorship election slated for July 16.

The statement noted that the command had also launched a manhunt for two members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) identified as Wale Ojo and Ijamakinwa Olaoluwa, for inducing the corps member to give a PVC belonging to a particular voter to another person.

The statement read in part, “On 30th June, 2022 at about 1040hrs, the complainant reported at Osu Division that, on 29th June, 2022, at about 1000hrs, he went to Independent National Electoral Commission office located at the Atakumosa West Local Government Area, Osu, Osun State, to collect his permanent Voter Card but could not find it.

“He consequently demanded for 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 Cards’ distribution has collected his PVC on the order of one Wale Ojo and Ijamakinwa Olaoluwa, now at large, both members of the Peoples Democratic Party for financial transaction.

“On receipt of the complaint, police detectives immediately swung into action and arrested the principal suspect along with the INEC supervisor to the alleged corps member, Mrs Makanjuola Bilahu, ‘f’, aged 58 years, and one Mr. Oluwatobi Ogini, ‘m’, aged 32 years, to investigate the level of their involvement.”

However, the Osun PDP Caretaker Chairman, Dr. Akindele Adekunle, said no member of the PDP would get involved in any illegal act.

He said, “It could be part of a grand plan of the APC to indict our members.”

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