- The All Progressives Congress (APC) congresses across the nation continues to generate controversies
- Imo state is one of the states that has witnessed a major controversy since the exercise started
- The Nigeria Police Force has made breakthrough in the crisis rocking the APC chapter in the state
The Nigeria Police Force said it had arrested four suspects for criminal conspiracy, forgery, stealing and unlawful possession of electoral materials meant for the aborted APC ward congress in Imo.
The suspects are: Ikpamezie Innocent, 39, principal suspect and special adviser on a electoral matters to Senator Hope Uzodinma, Lawrence Archibong, 34, Kelechi Affonne, 27 and Joseph Martins, 28.
The force spokesman, ACP Jimoh Moshood, made the disclosure in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, May 12.
He said that exhibits recovered from them included: 68 APC result sheets, six APC local government area result sheets, 130 APC delegates nomination forms and six LGA APC ward officers and delegates list.
Moshood said that the suspects were trailed and arrested by the Inspector-General of Police Special Tactical Squad at Seredib Hotel in Wuse 2, Abuja.
He said that the principal suspect, Innocent, confessed that all the electoral materials were given to them by Dr. Iyke Njoku, zonal coordinator, Owerri municipality, to Senator Uzodimma.
The spokesman said that the suspects confessed to the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crime.
“Investigation is in progress and effort is being intensified to arrest Njoku and other suspects still at large,” he said.
Moshood said that the suspects would all be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.(NAN)
Meanwhile, the APC local government area congress in Niger state on Saturday, May 12, suffered a major setback as protesters from various local governments invaded Government House, Minna, condemning the affirmation of candidates by the party.
The aggrieved chieftains vowed that if nothing was done, there will be mass exodus from the party by them and their supporters.
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