ICPC Arrests Six Alleged Vote Buyers In Imo

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ICPC Arrests Six Alleged Vote Buyers In Imo

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission operatives have arrested six suspected vote buyers during the election proceedings in Imo State.


In a statement released Sunday on its X account, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission disclosed that the individuals were apprehended at seven polling units: Orji Mechanic Village (PU 008), Concord Hotel (PU 009), Rento Hotel (PU 010), Township School (PU 005, 007, 008), and Ojukwu Library with a total sum of N4,101,750 recovered from the suspects.


Among the seized items were a notebook containing names and telephone numbers and a long list of voters' information discovered on two suspects.


Following their arrest, all suspects were taken into custody, subjected to profiling, and had their statements recorded under caution. Despite being released on bail, investigations into the matter are ongoing.


The statement said, "Election: ICPC Arrests 6 Suspected Vote Buyers in Imo State Operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) have arrested six persons during the election exercise in Imo State. 


"The suspects were arrested at seven 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."


Credit: X | icpcnigeria

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