A middle-aged man, Ozemena Odeta has been arrested while distributing Permanent Voters Cards, PVC, which were earlier said to have been snatched from Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC staff during the last distribution exercise in the area.Vanguard
reports that Ozemena Odeta among others were arrested at
Ekawoke Ward in Ikwo local government area of the state while distributing the snatched PVCs. While addressing newsmen immediately after his accreditation, the state Deputy Coordinator, Goodluck/Sambo Presidential Campaign Organization, Ambassador Franklin Ogbuewu stated that the suspect disappeared from the community after stealing the cards but resurfaced during the election.He further said that the suspect was arrested by the police when he was allegedly distributing the PVC to voters who agreed to vote the candidate of his choice. According to Ogbuewu, the reports reaching him from different parts of the state has it that the Card Reader failed to authenticate most voters.
“I want to inform you that the person that snatched about 300 PVCs from INEC staff during the last distribution exercise has been arrested by the police; you see immediately after the theft, the guy disappeared from the community but resurfaced during the election”.
A police source which further confirmed the development added that the police in the area had commenced investigation into the matter to ascertain the involvement of any other suspects.