Three arrested for impersonating INEC officials

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Three persons have been arrested by police impersonating officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ).

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Kaiyewu Folahan, Akintunde Ibukun and Azeez Kazeem were arrested in Somolu Lagos.

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Their arrest, according to police spokesman Chike Oti, a Chief Superintendent (CSP), followed a complaint from the Deputy Director of INEC in Somolu Local Government Area, Mrs S.O. Akinwunmi on Tuesday.

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Mrs Akinwunmi, Oti said she informed the police that some persons at Shop no. 33, Aluta Plaza, Federal College of Education, Akoka, were impersonating INEC workers and recruiting ad-hoc staff.

Oti said the Commissioner of Police (CP) Imohimi Edgal, directed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Pedro Police Station to infiltrate the camp of the culprits with his undercover operatives.

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“The operatives did as directed, leading to the arrest of the suspects, namely: Kaiyewu Folahan, Akintunde Ibukun and Azeez Kazeem. The exhibits recovered from them included a laptop, 511 INEC Lagos Ad-hoc Recruitment Forms, already filled with passport photographs attached,” he said.

The suspects, he said, were arraigned on Wednesday at 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.

 

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