The police on Saturday arrested two persons in possession of N1 million and instructional materials on how to vote with the inscription of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The Commissioner of Police deployed for the governorship election in Ondo State, Mr. Mohammed Ndabawa, told our corespondent on the telephone that two persons were arrested at a polling unit in Owo town.
But he did not disclose the identities of the suspects.
Ndabawa, who said the election was peaceful stated that nobody was caught with any arms as at the time of filing the report around 7pm.
He said that there was no violence while commending the police and other security personnel for a job well done.
He said, “I think you can see that there was no violence. The election was peaceful and I think you people should commend us but if you don’t commend us, we will commend ourselves.”
Earlier, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Adeniran Aremu, debunked the rumoured arrest of a commissioner in the cabinet of the ruling party.
It was rumoured that the police had arrested the commissioner in Owo but the Aremu said there was nothing like that while directing our correspondent to check from other security agencies.
The Public Relations Officer of 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure, Lt. Emmanuel Onoja, also said he was not aware that the soldiers made such an arrest.
– The Punch