By Longtong Ibrahim
Nigerian Police in Delta State, South-South of the country says it has recovered more than 7,365 stolen Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in the state.
Police spokesman in the State, Celestina Kalu said the PVCs were stolen from the office of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area of the state.
The spokesman said an INEC official, Shakira Adewale, had on the 10 of February 2015 reported a case of stolen PVCs at the Oghara Police Station – that unknown gunmen invaded the office on Feb. 9 at about 10:38p.m. and went away with 6,000 PVC’s and registers.
INEC, while reporting the theft had suspected their night watchmen who were on duty of complicity in the act.
Police spokesman said based on the report, the “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 recovered one of the allegedly stolen INEC registers from him.
“The PVCs had since been handed over to INEC.” she said.
Kalu, however, said that investigation was still in progress to fish out the perpetrators of the crime.