Osun State Police Command has arrested a supervisor working with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a youth corps member and one other person for allegedly selling Permanent Voter Cards, (PVCs) at Atakumosa West Local Government Area of the state.

A statement issued by the spokesperson for the command, Yemisi Opalola, in Osogbo, on Saturday said it recovered 38 PVCs from the suspects.

The statement reads: “On 30th June, 2022 at about 1040hrs, the complainant reported at Osu Division that, on 29th June, 2022, at about 1000hrs, he went to Independent National Electoral Commission office located at the Atakumosa West Local Government Area, Osu, Osun State, to collect his Permanent Voter Card but could not find it.

“He consequently demanded for the register and discovered that, one Orji Desmond Nkenna, a corps member attached to INEC office as an ad hoc staff in charge of Voter Cards’ distribution has collected his PVC on the order of one Wale Ojo and Ijamakinwa Olaoluwa, now at large, both members of the Peoples Democratic Party for financial transaction.

“On receipt of the complaint, police detectives immediately swung into action and arrested the principal suspect along with the INEC supervisor to the alleged corps member, Mrs Makanjuola Bilahu, aged 58 years, and one Mr. Oluwatobi Ogini, aged 32 years, to investigate the level of their involvement.”

The statement said policemen are on the trail of the fleeing suspects, saying that the suspects will be charged to court after the completion of investigation.

Meanwhile, the police command has embarked on raiding of black spots within the state to fish out criminals perpetrating crime in the state ahead of the governorship election.

Opalola said that 18 suspected criminals were arrested during the raids and are currently undergoing interrogation.

Westernpost/Adebayo Yusuf

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