Police release real evidence on attack on Lagos catholic church, indict INEC officials
- Police in Lagos have released evidence concerning the report that some thugs attacked St. Bridget Catholic Church in Surulere and cart away PVC registration machines
- Benjamin Hundeyin, the Lagos police spokesperson, stated that the INEC officials were to be at No 9 Imam Thanni street but were found on the church premises
- Hundeyin disclosed that the police were alerted about the development, and they swung into action, the INEC officials were arrested and taken to the station
Contrary to an earlier report that some thugs attacked St. Bridget Catholic Church in Surulere and cart away some permanent voter card registration machines, Lagos police released the truth of the matter.
According to Lagos state Police Public Relations Officer Benjamin Hundeyin, the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) diverted from their original location to the church.
Hundeyin said the officials were assigned to Imam Thanni Street, but they were seen on the church premises.
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The police said the people complained about the action of the independent commission’s officials, and they swung into action.
The police spokesperson, in a statement on his verified Twitter account, said the DPO of Ijeshatedo led his men to the scene and arrested the officials
“The INEC officials were assigned to Imam Thani Street by House No 9A for today’s exercise. They were, however, found within the church premises. Residents raised concerns & informed the police. The DPO Ijeshatedo swung into action and brought the INEC officials to the station,” the statement reads in part.
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INEC gives update on alleged thugs attack on its officials, stolen PVC’s registration machines in Lagos
Legit.ng earlier reported, on Friday, July 29, that a number of thugs allegedly attacked St. Bridget Catholic Church in Ijesha, Surulere area of Lagos and disrupted the process of PVC collection exercise in the area.
The thugs, who were reported to have attacked the venue, were said to have carted away some of the commission’s materials, including PVC registration machines.
According to an eyewitness, who does not want his name to be mentioned, claimed that the thugs said they would not allow the people to register because they would not vote for their candidates.