Osun Elections: ICPC arrests suspected vote buyers

According to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), three people accused of purchasing votes in the Osun governor’s race were detained by ICPC agents on election monitoring duty.

This information was released in a statement by ICPC spokesman Mrs. Azuka Ogugua on Saturday, July 16 in Abuja.

“One of the Commission’s teams detained a man named Dapo Olayode (M) in the Ife North & Central Local Government Councils, Osun East Senatorial District, specifically at Polling Unit 7, Iremo Ward IV. Olayode was detained along with a list of voter names and had an Android phone taken from him “The sentence was read.

“At Egbedore Local Government, Osun West Senatorial District, precisely in Polling Unit 003, Ward 10, Osunbukola Junction, Kamorudeen Nafisat (F) and Ojuade Musbau Olaniyi (M) were arrested by another team for alleged vote buying. Items collected from the duo included one Android Phone and a notebook containing a list of names of voters.

A third team was attacked by a popular thug and his gang while attempting to effect the arrest of a vote buyer. The attack was at Polling Unit 1, Ward 7, opposite Polaris Bank, in front of Oba’s Palace, Esa-Oke, Ibokun Local Government Area.

“The vote buyer was caught with a list containing names of 100 persons expecting to be paid N5000 each. The team leader sustained serious injury in the fracas that ensued, but the team was able to retrieve the book containing the list of 100 voters.

“The statements of all the suspects are being taken under caution, and investigations are still ongoing.”

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