2023 Election: EFCC Arrests 73-Yr-Old Woman, 2 Others With 20 PVCs in Benin
- On Sunday, after election day, February 26, the EFCC said it caught an aged woman with two adults in Benin city, the Edo state capital
- EFCC operatives arrested the 73 years old woman and her two accomplices for being in possession of 20 PVCs
- The anti-graft agency noted further that the suspects would be arraigned in court after its investigation
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Sunday, February 26, disclosed that it has arrested a 73-year-old woman, identified simply as Comfort Muoneke, for being in possession of 20 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
Two of her accomplices, identified as Afekhana Esther and Segun Osaimokhai, were also arrested.
EFCC nabs 73 years old woman, two others in Benin
The EFCC, in a statement on its Facebook page, sighted by Legit.ng on Sunday, February 26, said:
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“Operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, have arrested three persons for being in possession of several Permanent Voter Cards.
“One of the suspects, Afekhana Esther, was arrested at Ward 1, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ikpoba Okha, Benin City with 20 PVCs belonging to different people.
“She claimed that the cards were handed over to her by the duo of Comfort Muoneke, a 73-year-old woman and Segun Osaimokhai.
“The suspects have made useful statements and will be arraigned in court as soon as the investigation is completed.”
Hundreds of PVCs Found in Lagos Hotel on Election Day, see video
Hundred of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) were allegedly discovered in a hotel at Ago Palace Way, Ilasamaja, Oshodi-Isolo local government area of Lagos state.
This was made known through a viral video sighted by Legit.ng on Saturday, February 25, shared by a Twitter user, @UbongabCardinal, on Friday night, February 24.
The tweet sighted by Legit.ng reads thus:
"If your PU is in Oshodi/Isolo and you’re yet to collect your PVC, Please rush to Nobis Hotel, Ago Palace way, Ilasamaja, Lagos State, to pick yours.
"OBIDIENTS refuse to be perturbed and quietened, we’re wining this election."
2023 elections: Immigration, NSCDC officials chase away voters in Abuja
In another development, Legit.ng reported earlier that a group of voters were prevented from entering their polling units inside the premises of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) headquarters in Abuja.
Polling unit 022 Sauka, AMAC, is inside the NIS headquarters, while polling unit 023 is inside the NSCDC headquarters.
On getting to their units, the voters were chased away by the officials on the ground.
''They did not even allow us into their premises even when we told them our polling unit is inside there," one of the voters told Legit.ng.