Edo State residents nab boy caught with 25 voters’ cards

Edo State residents nab boy caught with 25 voters' cards

Residents of Ugo in Orhionmwon LGA of Edo State has apprehended an young man who had 25 copies of INEC-approved Permanent Voters Card (PVC)s. The development is coming less than a week to the September 10-scheduled gubernatorial elections in the state.

Stating how he was caught, an eyewitness who pleaded for anonymity said:

“This morning, we got information that one boy was collecting PVCs from some people. We then decided to look for the boy.

“We were able to locate him as he was tracked to his house and 25 PVCs were found with him. The boy said he was asked to do so by some of his leaders in Ugo. He said he was told that anyone who surrendered his card will be given a loan worth of N200,000.

“That motivated the people to give out their cards. We then took the boy to the police station at Ugo. They had earlier warned him to stop what he was doing but he did not listen.”

Confirming the incident, Edo State Commissioner for Police, Chris Ezike, said:

“The information I received was that he was caught with 10 PVC s. I have instructed that the matter be transferred to the state headquarters. We have advised all to play by the rules”