Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested three suspects impersonating officials of the Independent and Corrupt Practices Commission (INEC).
The suspects who were arraigned before the Chief Magistrate Court accused of recuiting ad hoc staff for the commission or election duties.
A statement, Wednesday by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, revealed that the force acted on a complaint from the Deputy Director of INEC, Shomolu LGA, Mrs Akinwunmi S.O., on January 22, 2019, that some persons at Shop no.33, Aluta Plaza, Federal College of Education, Akoka, were impersonating INEC workers and recruiting ad-hoc staff.
Oti said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi, directed the Pedro Police Station DPO to infiltrate the camp of the culprits with his undercover operatives. The operatives did as directed, leading to the arrest of the suspects, namely: Kaiyewu Folahan, Akintunde Ibukun and Azeez Kazeem.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects included a laptop, 511 INEC Lagos Ad-hoc Recruitment Forms, already filled with passport photographs attached. Meanwhile, the suspects were on Wednesday arraigned at the Chief Magistrate’s Court 2, Yaba, for conspiracy, impersonation, forgery, fraudulent act and unlawful possession of INEC materials.
They were remanded in prison pending when they would meet their bail conditions. The case was adjourned till April 16, 2019.