The Delta State Police Command says it has arrested some of the people that were involved in the theft of 6,000 Permanent Voter Cards and voter registers from the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, in Oghara, on Monday.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Celestina Kalu, on Thursday, said 7,365 PVCs were recovered from the suspects.
She said one Hadjia Shakira Adewale of INEC office, Oghara in Ethiope-West Local Government Area had reported to the police at Oghara that unknown gunmen broke into INEC office and made away with 6,000 PVCS and registers.
The INEC employee reportedly told the police that she suspected that the security guards, who were on night duty, were the likely perpetrators.
“Based on the report, detectives swung into action and arrested the said security guards, who are Aherebe Godday, Omajemite Justice and Oyubu Ejiro for interrogation,” Kalu said.
She added that detectives, in a follow-up investigation, arrested one Lucky Aputu of Oji Aputu compound, Onyobulu Inland market Road, Oghara and recovered one of the stolen INEC registers from him.
She said, “Investigation is in progress while efforts are on to ensure that all those involved in the crime are rounded up while the recovered PVCs have since been handed over to INEC.”