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Saturday, 23 February 2019
Police arrest seven persons for vote buying
The police in Anambra State arrested seven persons on Saturday, during the presidential and national assembly election, in connection with vote buying.
The State Commissioner of police Rabiu Ladodo who announced this in a press statement he personally signed, however, did not say the political parties of those arrested.
The released stated that, “The Command has arrested Seven (7) suspects in connection with vote buying and disruption of electoral Process. The Command equally arrested two (2) armed Police mobile personnel on illegal duty. All cases are under investigation at the State CIID, Awka and effort is being intensified to rescue the abducted persons and bring perpetrators to justice.
“Exhibits recovered from the suspects includes, -One mini shuttle bus, -Two Motorcycle -Sum of One hundred and ten thousand nine hundred and twenty naira (#110,920) -Two handbags containing dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and, -Two knives.
“Finally, I want to assure all “Ndi Anambra” and residents alike that all hands are on deck to ensure that the election is conducted to the logical conclusion peacefully. The public are equally advised to report any incident or suspected persons through the Police emergency numbers availed to the public for prompt response, please. “