Army Nabs 3 Suspects with 1,671 PVCs, Ballot Papers in Lagos

Personnel of the 9 Brigade of the Nigerian Army (NA) has recovered 1,671 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in an apartment in the Olodi-Apapa area of Lagos State.

Other items recovered in the apartment include ballot papers, cutlasses and Indian hemp.

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The Army paraded three persons apprehended inside the apartment, while the prime suspect was said to be on the run.

Most of the recovered PVCs had the year 2022 as the registration number, while others had years 2011, 2012 and 2021 with all the owners being residents of Lagos State.

Brigade Commander, Brig. Gen. Isang Akpaumontia, while parading the suspects told journalists at the Ikeja Cantonment that the arrest and recovery were made following a tip-off.

He said: “Earlier today (yesterday), three young men were arrested with 1,671 PVCs. This was after early information was received. With the support of the Department of State Services (DSS), we were able to arrest them.

“They were arrested with some drugs, dagger, charms and over 1,000 PVCs. They were arrested at the Apapa general area, in a house where we traced them to. The owner of the house, who is the prime suspect, was traced to a hotel. But he took off”.

Akpaumontia further disclosed that the suspects and exhibits will be handed over to the immediate headquarters to do the needful.

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He added that things have to be done the right way so as to discourage others who think they can take laws into their hands and go scot-free

Olamide Osho

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