#NigeriaDecides: ICPC Arrests Nine For Vote Buying- See Identities below.
In the presidential, senate, and house of representatives elections on Saturday, at least nine people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in vote buying.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC) apprehended the suspects in various states.
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The individuals were arrested on Saturday in the states of Osun, Ondo, Borno, Akwa Ibom, and Sokoto, according to a statement released to the media by the Commission’s spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua.
Four of the vote buyers were detained by the ICPC’s office in Osun State, two by the commission in Sokoto State, and one each by the offices of the anti-graft agency in Ondo, Akwa Ibom, and Borno, according to the statement.
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The ICPC revealed the identity of the four-vote buyers arrested in Osun State as Adewale Teslim, 32 years; Yemi Adebiyi, 42 years; Shake Idris, 36 years; and Emiola Joseph Oluwole, 69 years.
The suspects, who are in Osun State Office custody, were found with documents containing lists of names, phone numbers and account details of voters during the election in the State.
Operatives of the Commission retrieved a list of names and phone numbers of voters from Adewale Teslim at Polling Unit 07, Ward 07, Ile Aganna in Olorunda Local Government Area of Osun State.
The officers also recovered a list of people who had voted with their phone numbers and account details from Yemi Adebiyi at Polling Unit 06, Ward 04 at Ikirun Junction, Ikirun while Shake Idris was arrested at Polling Unit 6, Ward 10, Ofatedo area of Osun State with a notebook containing over 100 names and account numbers.
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