Youth  corps member abducted in Anambra


Some hoodlums have abducted a member of the National Youths Corps Service, who is part of the adhoc staff of the Independent Electoral Commission in Anambra State.

He was kidnapped alongside a presiding officer, according to the Anambra State Commissioner of Police in charge of elections, Rabiu Ladodo.

Ladodo told journalists on Saturday that arrests had been made to this effect.

“Despite the relative peace recorded so far, there are a few isolated incidents recorded, such as ballot box snatching at Onuma imeobi Square Ward 6 Unit 4 Onitsha; vote buying, disruption of election in some polling units, alleged abduction of a presiding officer and a youth corps member in Indiokolo Unit, Orumba North LGA of Anambra South Senatorial Zone.

“Consequently, the command has arrested seven suspects in connection with vote buying and disruption of electoral process.

“The command also arrested two armed Police mobile personnel on illegal duty.

“All cases are under investigation at the State CIID, Awka, and effort is being intensified to rescue the abducted persons and bring perpetrators to book,” Ladodo said.


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