Saturday, 22 July 2017

Lagos LG poll: Five fake party agents arrested, ‘Commercial bus with ballot papers discovered’

The Lagos State Police Command said it has arrested five fake party agents, Punch reports.

The suspects were reportedly apprehended by policemen attached to the Area F command.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole confirmed the arrest.

“But I am yet to get details of the suspects. They are in our custody,” he added.

 A commercial bus conveying ballot papers was also intercepted during the elections.

According to Punch, the ballot papers were found in one of seven commercial buses that left Agege Local Government Secretariat.

Two occupants of the bus reportedly fled after the papers were discovered by the opposition party agents.

It was learnt that the vehicle had a police escort

DPO Penn Cinema, Sunday Digha, arrived and said the bus was genuinely meant for election duty.

He reportedly ordered a fresh police escort to take the vehicle to Area G, where it was meant to go.

A collation officer for Accord Party, Mr. Sabith Bolanle, said: “We have been here since last night; then this morning, we saw as vehicles started leaving the secretariat for the seven wards in the area. After six left, we tried to stop the seventh one when we noticed that there was no tag on it. Each vehicle has a tag; the tag on this one had just been tucked on the dashboard by the driver before he ran away. We must see the end of this matter.”

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