BY OLA AJAYI
IBADAN— AS the country prepares for the 2015 elections, a man has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command, Ibadan for being in possession of a customised laptop belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
While parading the suspect whose name was given as Olatide Akinkunmi, the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Indabawa, said the man was arrested on November 28, 2013 in Ogbomoso.
He said: “The suspect who claimed to be the managing director of a local information technology outlet in the area, was arrested by a team of police detectives who stormed his residence at Isake area of Ogbomoso Local Government Area of the state after a tip-off from members of the public.
“The customized Zinox laptop with model number C4106, product number C4106Q-CD, serial number 80006609826 was recovered from the suspect.”
Asked how he came about the item, the suspect said a student of Ladoke Akintola Univerity of Technology asked him to sell it for him and that when he detected it belonged to INEC, he tried to contact him through phone but he could not reach him. He further said he was to sell it for N20,000.
Also paraded with the suspect were a man and a woman alleged to have been caught with a consignment of weeds otherwise known as Indian hemp. The banned item was said to be 646 bags worth N11 million.
The truck with number plate XR 967 JJJ conveying the illegal drugs was said to have been apprehended at Eleja in Akanran area of Ibadan.
The two suspects paraded by the police denied ownership of the truck and bags of the banned items.