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Soldiers impound Delta Information Commissioner’s car

11 April 2015, 18:01

Asaba -  Some unindentified soldiers on Saturday impounded the official car of the Delta Commissioner of Information, Chike Ogeah, at a polling station where he went to be accredited to vote.

Ogeah said at St. John Bosco’s Catholic Church, Ward 6, Oshimili South Local Government Area, his polling station, that some armed soldiers in three vehicles accosted him.

The commissioner said that he had been accredited and was leaving the polling station when the armed soldiers swooped on him.

“One of the soldiers ordered me to stop at the centre of the road and surrender my car key to him. He insisted that if I did not obey him he would shoot me.

Also read:Police boss orders arrest of armed policemen at polling units

“I even identified myself and he wouldn’t listen and I decided to give him the key to stop further harassment,” he said.

Other residents complained of such harassment by soldiers on their way to and from polling stations.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations (PPRO) in the state, Celestina Kalu, confirmed the incident.

Kalu said that the commissioner had informed her about the incident and added that the situation in the polling station had been put under control and his car released to him.



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