About seven persons have been arrested with fake army and Department of Security Service fake stickers while on their way to Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The suspects were apprehended by members of the Special Anti-robbery Squad attached to the local government area.
Sunday Punch gathered that the Siena bus which the suspects came with had been impounded and its four tyres deflated following the order of the state governor, David Umahi.
The matter, our correspondent learnt, was reported to the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Awosola Awutunde, by the state governor after he had cast his vote at about 10:16am.
Speaking on the exercise, Umahi commended the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmoud Yakubu, for conducting credible elections.
“The exercise has been excellent. I must commend the INEC chairman, the card reader malfunctioning is the fault of the RACTEC not INEC”, he said.
Umahi however explained that there were minimal cases of electoral malpractice in the state.
“There have been cases of thuggery and other related matters in the state, but these are minimal because the people are not on the ground.
“Another is the report that some people with a Siena bus were caught with fake army and DSS stickers in Onicha local government.
“I have directed that those suspects whom I learnt came from Enugu to Onicha should be arrested and bought to the state police command for further investigation”, he said.