Two ballot box snatchers arrested in Bayelsa state


INEC-Ballot-BoxTVC E, POLITICS – Two suspected ballot box snatchers in the Bayelsa state governorship rerun election have been arrested by security operatives.

The suspects, believed to be agents of one of the political parties involved in Saturday’s poll were arrested at Otuokpoti Unit 1, Ward 2, Ogbia Local Government Area.

The suspects were said to have forcefully carried the ballot box while polling was ongoing at the unit.

The incident caused pandemonium at the unit but after the suspects were taken away, accreditation and voting resumed.

An Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) official in the ward, who did not want to be named, confirmed that security reinforcement had been sent to the area and that election would continue.


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