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7 INEC staff arrested over election materials


ADO-EKITI-Ekiti State Police Command has nabbed seven staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for allegedly doctoring electoral materials used in April general elections.

   The workers were said to have been caught in the act at an undisclosed hotel in Omuo-Ekiti, headquarters of Ekiti East Local Government area of the state.

   Their motive was not immediately known. Vanguard however, gathered that they were working for unnamed politicians in the area in attempt to use the doctored electoral materials as evidence in the state Election Petition Tribunal.
   The suspects, currently detained at the headquarters of the State Criminal Investigation Department, CID, in Ado Ekiti, were said to have been arrested while invalidating ballot papers used in the April election.

The identity of the suspects were unknown at press time.

 But one of the suspects was said to have been arrested for similar offence in the 2009 rerun, when he was said to have been caught with election materials and detained at the Okesa Police Station in Ado Ekiti.


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