Police apprehend bus loaded with ballot boxes in Delta


Report revealed that, the police in Issele-Uku, Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, apprehended a bus loaded with ballot boxes.

According to newsmen, the luxury bus had zoomed off before the people in the area could draw attention of the police to the incident, adding that a smaller bus with number plate Edo USL 832 XL, that came to pick the boxes at the junction was arrested with the driver by the police.

Eyewitness, who did not want his name in the print, said the boxes had the picture of one of the major political parties’ presidential candidate and his running mate on them.

Effort made to reach the Divisional Police Officer for comments on the issue proved abortive at press time.

However, a senior police officer attached to the division confirmed the arrest, and added that investigation was on to ascertain the source of the boxes.

Noting that the boxes were similar to the ones used in the days of Federal Electoral Commission, FEDECO, he said the driver confessed that they were being used to raise funds for the said presidential candidate at the grassroots.

The police source said the ballot boxes were sent through a waybill from the Kano central office of the party.

The driver and the bus loaded with the ballot boxes were still being detained at the police station at press time.



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