THREE ARRESTED OVER ALLEGE VOTE BUYING AHEAD OF OSUN SUPPLEMENTARY GOVERNORSHIP POLL
‘Police Operatives on 24th September, 2018, arrested three (3) suspects for buying permanent voter’s card (PVC) and causing disturbance of public peace at Adewale Street, Alekuwodo area, Osogbo’, the police spokesperson said.
The statement said the suspects were said to be soliciting to buy additional Permanent Voter Cards(PVCs) from one Olawale Kazeem of number 4B, Adewale Street, Alekuwodo area, Osogbo and Azeez Sulaiman of number 3A, Akinlade Street, Alekuwodo, and it was gathered that when the duo declined to sell their voter cards , they were allegedly attacked by the supporters of the suspects.
‘However, timely intervention of the police operatives led to the arrest of the three suspects after they were attacked and wounded by the mob. However the wounded were taken to the Police Hospital for medical treatment and currently assisting the Police in investigation into the crime and the recovery of the PVCs alleged to have been bought from other people in Osun State’
The Public Relations added in the press statement that, the outcome of the investigation will definitely be made public, stating that in the meantime the police assured the people of Osun State and other critical stakeholders its renewed commitment and resolve to ensure adequate security for a free and fair re-run election as announced by electoral body.
Penpushing reports that, the police authorities advised members of the public to desist from any action that may elicit violence as any person arrested will be made to face the full wrath of the law.