By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The police in Lagos have arraigned in court three suspects arrested for allegedly impersonating as officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and illegal recruitment of ad-hoc staff for the commission.
The suspects arraigned at Magistrate Court 2 Yaba, were identified as Kaiyewu Folahan, Akintunde Ibukun and Azeez Kazeem.
They were arrested at the Akoka area of Lagos State for allegedly impersonating Independent National Electoral Commission officials.
The suspects were arrested by policemen attached to the Police Command in Lagos State following a complaint by the Deputy Director of INEC at Shomolu LGA.
They were arraigned on a four count charge of conspiracy, impersonation, forgery, fraudulent act and unlawful possession of INEC materials.
The suspects were remanded in prison pending when they would meet their bail conditions and the case was adjourned until April 16.
Lagos Command’s Spokesman, Chief Superintendent of Police Chike Oti, said the suspects were reported to be recruiting ad-hoc staff for INEC.
“Following a complaint from the Deputy Director of INEC, Shomolu LGA, Akinwunmi S.O., on January 22, that some persons at Shop No. 33, Aluta Plaza, Federal College of Education, Akoka, were impersonating INEC workers and recruiting ad-hoc staff.
Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, directed the Pedro Police Station DPO to infiltrate the camp of the culprits with his undercover operatives.
“The operatives did as directed, leading to the arrest of the suspects, namely: Kaiyewu Folahan, Akintunde Ibukun and Azeez Kazeem.
“Exhibits recovered from them included a laptop, 511 INEC Lagos Ad-hoc recruitment forms, already filled with passport photographs attached”.