Police nab three for impersonating INEC officials in Lagos

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Police in Lagos state have arrested three persons for impersonating INEC workers at Aluta Plaza, Federal College of Education, Akoka area of Lagos.

The suspects, Kaiyewu Folahan, Akintunde Ibukun and Azeez Kazeem, were arrested following a complaint from the Deputy Director of INEC, Shomolu LGA, Mrs Akinwunmi on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, that some persons at Shop 33, Aluta Plaza, Federal College of Education, Akoka, were impersonating INEC workers.

Police revealed that the suspects, who claimed to be INEC officials, were recruiting ad-hoc staff and carrying out their nefarious operations in the office at Akoka.

The state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi CP Edgal, promptly directed the Divisional Police Officer, Pedro Police Station to raid the culprits’ camp with his undercover operatives, leading to the arrest of the suspects.

Exhibits recovered from them include a laptop, 511 INEC Lagos Ad-hoc recruitment Forms, already filled with passport photographs attached.

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Confirming the development, Police spokeman in Lagos State, CSP Chike Oti, said: “The three suspects were, today(yesterday), arraigned at 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, for further hearing,” Oti added.

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