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More than 105 Persons arrested in Imo due to Election-related Offences.

Suspected political tugs arrested for various offenses ranging from unlawful possession of firearms, destruction of electoral materials and conspiracy during Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in Imo State being paraded before newsmen at a media briefing by Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone 9, Wilson Inalegwu in Owerri…yesterday. PHOTO: NAN

More than 105 persons was arrested last Saturday during the gubernatorial and national assembly elections in Imo state.


This is according to report given by state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi while briefing reporters on security situation on Sunday, 10th March at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Owerri.

Galadanchi said the culprits included thugs as well as fake police and military personnel in camouflage. He also confirmed an early morning attack on Sunday at a collation centre in Nwangele Local Council of the state where two INEC ad hoc workers were wounded and hospitalised and another at Mbaitoli council area.

“We have arrested over 105 suspects for various election malpractices. “I will tell you there was an attack on a collation centre in Nwangele (council area) around 6:00a.m. this morning (yesterday).

“From outside, they fired pump action and one National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member and ad hoc staff, David, and one Engr. Amuchie, who is equally an ad hoc staff, were injured and taken to St. Mary’s Joint Hospital, Amaigbo where they are receiving treatment.”

He said the suspects would be diligently investigated and prosecuted.

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