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IN AKOKA: Police arrest three for impersonating INEC

The operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested three suspects for impersonating workers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Police announced the arrest in a statement released by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti.

According to Oti, the “Force acted on a complaint from the Deputy Director of INEC, Shomolu LGA, Mrs Akinwunmi S.O, on January 22, 2019, that some persons at shop no.33, Aluta Plaza, Fedral College of Education, Akoka, were impersonating INEC workers and recruiting adhoc staff.”

He added that; “the state Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohmi, directed the Pedro Police Station DPO to infiltrate the camp of the culprits with his undercover operatives.

“The operatives did as directed, leading to the arrest of the suspects, namely: Kaiyewu Folahan, Akintunde Ibukun and Azeez Kazeem.

“Exhibit recovered from them included a laptop, 511 INEC Lagos Ad-hoc Recruitment Forms, already filled with passport photographs attached.”

Meanwhile, the suspects were today, Wednesday, January 23, 2019, arraigned before the Chief Magistrate’s court 2, Yaba, for conspiracy, impersonation, forgery, fraudulent act and unlawful possession of INEC materials.

They were remanded in prison pending when they would meet their bail conditions.

The case was adjourned till April 16, 2019.

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