Home / Crime / 4 arrested for snatching ballot boxes during gov polls – Army

4 arrested for snatching ballot boxes during gov polls – Army

The Nigerian Army said it arrested no fewer than 24 suspects in connection with electoral offences during the last Governorship and House Assembly elections in Imo, Abia and Cross River States.

Giving a breakdown of the suspects in a statement, Col. Sagir Musa, the army spokesman said 15 suspects were arrested in Abia State. Musa said of the 15 suspects, five were political thugs, arrested at Lokpanta while on their way to disrupt election at Lekwesi community.

The army spokesman said camouflage trousers, daggers and assorted charms were recovered from them. He said the other six suspects were arrested at Osisioma junction while they were conveying already thumb-printed ballot papers in a vehicle.

ALSO READ:  COURT SENTENCES RETIRED AIR VICE MARSHAL TO PRISON

According to Musa, investigation is on to ascertain the culpability of the suspects.

Still in Abia State, Musa said troops also rescued an INEC staff abducted by hoodlums at Ohafia Technical College in Anna village.

Check Also

imo house of assembly 1

Assembly members give Speaker to resign within 24 hours.

Imo house of assembly In its proposal to completely take over the leadership of Imo …

President Muhammadu Buhari 1

Governor’s battle for local govt funds with FG.

President Muhammadu Buhari States Governors are pleading with President Muhammadu Buhari to pull the brakes …

Amajugs Badgogging

FIFA U20 WC: Flying Eagles, Go For Glory In Poland –Pinnick

Amaju with flying Eagles The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has charged …

WhatsApp Contact us