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Farmer with fake PVC arrested in Oyo

2015-03-28 21:11
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Ibadan - Mr Mohammed Katsina, the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, on Saturday ordered the arrest of a farmer with a suspected fake Permanent Voter Card (PVC).

The farmer (names withheld) was arrested at Olorunda market in Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State, when he wanted to be accredited during Saturday’s polls.

The suspect, a 40-year-old farmer, however, claimed that the card was issued to him by INEC.

Also read: Enugu state records 58 percent PVC distribution

When his speech became incoherent, the CP ordered for his arrest and further investigation of the case.

Meanwhile, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Sani Muazu, has expressed satisfaction over the conduct of the polls.

 Muazu stated this at Ibadan, headquarters of the division, after monitoring the exercise with other security agencies in the state.

"I am glad that we are able to control the movement of the exercise and I congratulate all of you for a job well done."

Read more on: oyo  |  2015 election

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