Former NYSC DG, Ten Corp Members Arrested In Akwa Ibom

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The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom,
Mr. Austin Okojie, on Saturday said security
operatives has arrested a former Director General of
the National Youth Service Corps, Maj. Gen. Edet
Akpan (rtd.), for alleged electoral offences.
Okojie disclosed this in Uyo while briefing newsmen on
challenges experienced in the ongoing Governorship
and House of Assembly elections in the state.
He said 10 corps members were also arrested
together with Akpan at his residence in Nsit Atai Local
Government Area, while allegedly thumb printing ballot
papers.
The commissioner said the suspects were being
interrogated by security agencies.
Okojie said the commission had also recorded hitches
in seven out of the 31 local government areas of the
state.
He said the areas affected include Eket, Ibeno, Onna,
Ibesikpo/Asutan, Ukanafun, Etim Ekpo and Mkpat Enin
local government areas.
Okojie said the commission had received cases of
ballot boxes snatching and indiscriminate shooting at
polling stations from the affected areas.
He also said that two corps members had been injured
in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area.
On card readers, he said the machines had recorded
95 per cent success during the exercise, adding, “so
far, the machines performed well today.”

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