Police recover 7,565 stolen PVCs

Police recover 7,565 stolen PVCs

Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:53 pm

The Nigerian Police in Delta State on Thursday said it had recovered 7,565 stolen Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the State’s Police Command, DSP Celestina Kalu, said the PVCs were stolen from the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area of the state.

stolen PVCs recovered in Delta state

stolen PVCs recovered in Delta state

The PPRO said that Mr Shakira Adewale, an INEC employee in Oghara, reported a case of stolen PVCs at the Oghara Police Station on Feb. 10 and named the night guard as a suspect.

Kalu said that Adewale reported that unknown gunmen invaded the office on Feb. 9 at about 10:38p.m. and carted away 6,000 PVC’s and registers.

”Based on the report, detectives swung into action and apprehended the security guards, Aherebe Godday, Omajemite Justice, and Oyubu Ejiro for interrogation.

”Similarly, detectives in a follow-up investigation apprehended one Lucky Aputu, 46, in Onyobulu inland market road, Oghara and allegedly recovered one of the stolen INEC registers from him.

”The PVCs had since been handed over to the INEC,” she said.

Kalu, however, said that investigation was still in progress to fish out the perpetrators of the crime

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