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INEC Orders Arrest Of Electoral, Collation Officer For Mutilating Election Result In Imo State

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ordered the immediate arrest of the Electoral Officer and the Returning Officer in charge of Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, Ezirim Kelechi and Chris Ogbuadu respectively, for manipulating the election results.

Trouble started for the duo, after one of the party agents, raised a point of objection on the figure announced as the result for two polling units, which did not tally with the figures obtained at the polling units by the respective party agents.

On interrogation, it was discovered that the Electoral Officers went behind the party agents to include the already cancelled results to the figures after they had issued the party agents with the duplicate copies that contained the correct result.

Ezirim and Ogbuadu also admitted to collating results from polling units where elections did not take place.

The arrest of both suspects was ordered by the Returning Officer, Francis Otunta, and the police have since taken the men into custody.

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