Police arrests four suspects for unlawful possession of electoral materials


The Nigeria Police Force has arrested four suspects for criminal conspiracy, forgery, stealing and unlawful possession of electoral materials meant for the aborted APC ward congress in Imo.

The suspects are: Ikpamezie Innocent, 39; principal suspect and Special Adviser on electoral matters to Hope Uzodinma; Lawrence Archibong, 34, Kelechi Affonne, 27 and Joseph Martins, 28.

Force spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, made the disclosure in a statement in Abuja on Saturday.

He said that exhibits recovered from them included: 68 APC result sheets, six APC Local Government Area result sheets, 130 APC delegates nomination forms and six LGA APC ward officers and delegates list.

Moshood said that the suspects were trailed and arrested on Saturday by the Inspector-General of Police Special Tactical Squad at Seredib Hotel in Wuse II, Abuja.

He said that the principal suspect, Innocent, confessed that all the electoral materials were given to them by Iyke Njoku, Zonal Coordinator, Owerri Municipality, to Uzodimma.

Moshood said that the suspects would all be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.