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Police Arrest Man with 813 PVCs In Ebonyi


From Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki – Less than 24 hours to the gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly polls across Nigeria, the Special Election Team from the Zone 6 Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested a man with a total of 813 Permanent Voters’ Cards, PVCs.

The team was put in place by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, (AIG), Tunde Ogunsakin in charge of the zone.

Head of the Special Election Team, Deputy Superintendent of Police, (DSP), Obere Friday made this known to newsmen Thursday in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital.

He said the arrest took place last Monday at Izzi community in Ebonyi State.

According to him, the AIG received a call on Easter Sunday about two men in possession of multiple PVCs and the team immediately moved into Izzi community, where they were arrested

“Upon seeing the police, the suspects took to their heels and men of the Special Election team pursued them.

“The suspects made some runs through some convoluted paths of the town but were apprehended when they attempted to jump over a fence.

“The Police arrested one of the suspects, Madueke Sunday, 31, who hails from Izzi Community of Ebonyi State.

“Madueke was in possession of a ‘Ghana-must-go’ bag that contained the PVCs.

He said the AIG has ordered that a thorough investigation be carried out on the development, with a view to arresting more arrests.

Also reacting to the arrest, AIG Ogunsakin, applauded the Special Electoral Team for their determination and commitment.

He also condemned those who have insisted on crime despite warnings against it.

The Police Chief, reiterated the commitment of the Force to combat every plan against hitch free elections in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi and Rivers that make up the Zone 6 command.

Ogunsakin however advised the electorates to exercise their franchise without fear of oppression or intimidation from any quarter during the elections.


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