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INEC staff extorting for PVCs detained by police



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The woman in a popular video who was allegedly demanding money before giving out voter cards (PVC) to their owners has been detained, according to the Enugu State Police Command.

This information was provided in a statement released on Thursday in Enugu by the command’s public relations officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe.

“On January 31, 2023, police investigators working for the Enugu State Command’s State Criminal Investigation Department detained a 41-year-old female suspect.

“Nnamani was involved in the viral social media video clip in which she is seen and alleged to be selling INEC Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) at the sum of One Thousand Naira, at a Primary School in Emene, Enugu.


“Also arrested is one Nkiruka Patience Obinna, 38, identified as an INEC staff and alleged to have given the said PVCs to the first suspect for distribution to the actual owners.

“Investigation has been concluded, the case charged to court in line with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022, and the suspects arraigned accordingly,” he said.

The police spokesman further said that the suspects were granted bail and the case adjourned to Feb.15 for further hearing.

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