Warri - The Police in Delta on Thursday said it had recovered 7 565 stolen Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in the state.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the State’s Police Command, DSP Celestina Kalu in Warri.
Kalu was quoted in the statement as saying that the PVCs were stolen from the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area of the state.
The PPRO said that Shakira Adewale, an INEC employee in Oghara, reported a case of stolen PVCs at the Oghara Police Station on Feb. 10 and named the night guard as a suspect.
Kalu said that Adewale reported that unknown gunmen invaded the office on Feb. 9 at about 10:38p.m. and carted away 6,000 PVC's and registers.
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''Based on the report, detectives swung into action and apprehended the security guards, Aherebe Godday, Omajemite Justice, and Oyubu Ejiro for interrogation.
''Similarly, detectives in a follow-up investigation apprehended one Lucky Aputu, 46, in Onyobulu inland market road, Oghara and allegedly recovered one of the stolen INEC registers from him.
''The PVCs had since been handed over to the INEC,'' she said.
Kalu, however, said that investigation was still in progress to fish out the perpetrators of the crime.