Three corps members involved in the just concluded April 11, 2015 House of Assembly election in Edo State, have been arrested over the sale of sensitive materials and ballot papers.
This was disclosed by the Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mr Mike Igini, in Benin, the Edo State capital during the review of the just concluded elections in the state.
Igini said that upon their arrest, the suspects had already sold two packets of the ballot electoral materials for N40, 000. He said the suspects will be prosecuted, adding that the offence is a serious one.
He also stressed that two officials of the commission who could not account for election materials in their possession have been suspended pending the result of the investigation being carried out by the commission.
He said: “The on-going investigations are to determine whether their act was deliberate or out of sheer negligence.
“With respect to the NYSC members, they were given ballot papers of which they sold two packets and were nabbed”