Imo election: ICPC arrests suspected vote buyers, recover N4.1m

Imo election: ICPC arrests suspected vote buyers, recover N4.1m

Imo election: ICPC arrests suspected vote buyers, recover N4.1m

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has announced that it arrested six suspected vote buyers during the governorship election in Imo state on Saturday, November 11. 

 

The ICPC said it was able to recover a total of N4.1 million in cash from the suspects involved in the illegal practice. In a statement on Sunday, November 12, the ICPC said the suspects were arrested at the 7 polling units at Orji Mechanic Village (PU 008), Concord Hotel (PU 009), Rento Hotel (PU 010), Township School (PU 005, 007, 008) and Ojukwu Library.

 

One of the suspects was a notebook containing names and telephone numbers and from another, a long list with voters’ information. The agency said; 

 

“Operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) have arrested 6 persons during the election exercise in Imo State.

“The suspects were arrested at 7 polling units at Orji Mechanic Village (PU 008), Concord Hotel (PU 009), Rento Hotel (PU 010), Township School (PU 005, 007, 008) and Ojukwu Library, and a total of N4,101,750  was recovered from them.

“Also recovered from one of the suspects was a notebook containing names and telephone numbers and from another, a long list with voters’ information.

“All the suspects were taken into custody, profiled, and had their statements taken under caution. They have since been released on bail even as investigations continue.”

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