The Nigerian police force has on Saturday night captured and paraded four persons caught in a hotel in Abuja with result sheets from the APC congress held last week Saturday in Imo state.
Among the suspects was one Engr. Ipanesie Innocent, a Special Assistant to Senator Hope Uzodinma on Electoral Matters. The suspects, who were paraded at the Force Headquarters by Mr Jimoh Moshood, Force Headquarters’ spokesman, were picked up in a hotel located in Wuse 2 area of the Federal Capital Territory.
The suspects’ name were given as Engr. Ipanesie Innocent, 39 years,from Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State; Kelechi Alfonne, 37 years old, from Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area of Abia State; Lawrence Archibong, 34 years old, from Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State and Joseph Martins, 28 years old from Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
Items recovered from them, according to Mr Moshood, were 68 pieces of APC ward congress result sheets, 130 APC ward delegate forms and 6 APC local government result sheets.
Moshood said the suspects were arrested in the early of yesterday in the hotel where they were lodging.
“During the course of interrogating them, they mentioned one Dr Mike Njoku who is the Zonal coordinator of Owerri Municipality to Senator Hope Uzodinma, who is a serving senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, “Mr Moshood said.
“The suspects were arrested in the early hours of today in a hotel called Faraji Hotel in Wuse 2 area of Abuja.”
According to the Force Headquarters image maker, “They were arrested for being in possession of ward congress materials that belong to Imo State.”
He spoke further: “You are aware that the Ward congress supposed to have been held in Imo State on the 5th of this month but it was shifted because of the fact that this group and their sponsors stole the election materials and hijacked the process to an unknown destination.”