Police arrest three for impersonating INEC officials in Lagos


The Lagos state police command has arrested three suspects namely; Kaiyewu Folahan, Akintunde Ibukun and Azeez Kazeem for impersonating Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials and recruiting ad-hoc staff.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr. Chike Oti who confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Lagos, the suspects were arrested following a complaint from the Deputy Director of INEC, Shomolu LGA, Mrs. Akinwunmi S.O. on January 22, 2019, that some persons at Shop No.33, Aluta Plaza, Federal College of Education, Akoka, were impersonating INEC officials and recruiting ad-hoc staff.

He said that on receiving the information, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi, directed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Pedro Police Station to infiltrate the camp of the culprits with his undercover operatives.

“The operatives did as directed, leading to the arrest of the suspects, namely: Kaiyewu Folahan, Akintunde Ibukun and Azeez Kazeem.

“Exhibits recovered from them included a laptop, 511 INEC Lagos Ad-hoc Recruitment Forms, already filled with passport photographs attached”, he said.

Meanwhile, the suspects were yesterday arraigned at the Chief Magistrate’s Court 2, Yaba, for Merconspiracy, impersonation, forgery, fraudulent act and unlawful possession of INEC materials.

They were remanded in prison pending when they would meet their bail conditions.

The case was adjourned till April 16, 2019.

Photo: (L-R) Folahan Kaiyewu, Akintunde Ibukun ahd Azeez Kazeem arresting for impersonating INEC officials in Lagos.

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