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Monday, February 25, 2019

Suspected hoodlums set INEC office ablaze in Imo


 Political thugs on Sunday night set ablaze the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.

“Our office at Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo state was razed down by fire by unknown persons in the early hours of today,” an official of the Commission, Emmanuella Opara told reporter.

Emmanuella stressed on Monday that the commission is yet to visit the office to ascertain the level of damage.

The setting ablaze of the INEC office occurred shortly after the collated results from the Isiala Mbano LGA for Okigwe North federal constituency election had been moved out of the electoral commission’s office to Owerri, the state capital, by security men in company of party agents and chieftains.

An eyewitness told our correspondent that not even the heavy presence of security men prevented the enraged thugs from committing the mayhem.

The source said, “Thugs belonging to one of the candidates accused INEC officials of altering the results of polling units at the collation centre. In anger, they set the INEC office ablaze.”

When our correspondent visited the scene of the incident, security men prevented people from gaining access into the INEC office premises.

The state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, who confirmed the incident to our Correspondent said that investigation into the case of arson had commenced.

According to the CP, those who carried out the dastardly act would be arrested and prosecuted.
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