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Busted! Police Nabbed 10 Persons Who Attacked INEC Office In Akwa Ibom

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The Akwa Ibom Command of the Nigeria Police Force has finally arrested almost ten suspects who invaded INEC office,Obot Akara local council of the state  on the eve of last week postponed elections the suspects killed one yet to be identified perso, burnt eleven and vandalized two buses

 

The Police Public Relations Officer, MacDon Ogbeche who on Monday paraded the suspects alongside other 66 suspects allegedly engaged in various electoral malpractices at the command headquarters, Ikot-Akpanabia, Uyo said the officers and men swung into action immediately they got a tip-off of the incident and arrested the suspects.

According to the PPRO who spoke on behalf of the Police Commissioner, CP Bashir Makama, the suspects who were all male included: Nkereuwem Etuk, Emaeyak Essiet, Daniel Umoh, Ekemini Jacob, Idongesit Etuk, Iniobong Akpan, Ifiok Etukudoh, Etuk Gregory, Udo Akaninyere and Wisdom Etteh. His words, “On the 15th of February 2019, the eve of the 2019 general elections at about 10:05 pm, hoodlums at Obot Akara Local Government Area, close to INEC office macheted and killed one person whose identity is yet unknown, burnt down eleven buses and vandalized two.

“The command acted swiftly and arrested ten persons in connection with the crime.”He also said that items recovered from them were two locally made short guns, twenty-five live cartridges, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, two machetes, Charms of different types, one knife, one scissors, hot drink, phones, dead bird, and human hairs. His words, “On the 15th of February 2019, the eve of the 2019 general elections at about 10:05 pm, hoodlums at Obot Akara Local Government Area, close to INEC office macheted and killed one person whose identity is yet unknown, burnt down eleven buses and vandalized two.The command acted swiftly and arrested ten persons in connection with the crime.

 

He also said that items recovered from them were two locally made short guns, twenty-five live cartridges, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, two machetes, Charms of different types, one knife, one scissors, hot drink, phones, dead bird, and human hairs.

it will be recalled that in a related development Gunmen reportedly on military uniform have  attacked the vehicle belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in Benue State.The vehicle was said to be conveying non-sensitive election materials to one of the LGAs in the state.The State INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda made this known while addressing newsmen in the state.

 

 

SOURCE: DAILYPOST,KEMI FILANI NEWS

Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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