Mob sets INEC office in Imo state on fire

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A mob yesterday set INEC office in Ngor-Okpalla Local Government Area of Imo State, on fire.

It was gathered that the people also beat up a security officer at the office and snatched his phone.

The electoral officers in the LGA were seen trooping into the INEC office in Owerri around 2 PM accompanied by armed policemen.

An electoral officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity said they narrowly escaped from the office with the election results.

The Electoral officer said they managed to escape with the election results in their Hilux van before the people set the building on fire.

When contacted, the Imo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Francis Ezeonu, simply said he asked the security personnel to bring the electoral officers to Owerri because the election result was being compromised.

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