Ondo APC primary: Police arrest 2 persons for allegedly printing fake membership cards

Thu, Apr 18, 2024
By editor


THE Police Command in Ondo State has arrested two members of the All Progressive Congress(APC) for allegedly printing fake membership cards ahead of the April 20 governorship primary in the state.

SP Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, the command’s spokesperson, in a statement said that the suspects were arrested at their hideout in Ondo town on Wednesday.

According to her, the police received an intel that one Mr Ariyo, a transporter in Ondo town, was registering APC members at his residence ahead of the party primary slated for April 20, 2024.

She explained that operatives from Yaba Police Divisional Headquarters, Ondo, led by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, visited the house and recovered some items from the scene.

“Items received include APC party’s registration booklets, list of names of purported party members of Ward 7 Ondo, and 53 passport photographs of different individuals.

“Also, a jotter containing names, two exercise books with names, and phone numbers of people and two slips of a registered form.

“So, the two suspects have been arrested and are assisting the police with necessary information to apprehend others involved in this cynicism.

“The Commissioner of Police, Abayomi Oladipo, admonishes all political aspirants to caution their supporters whose acts can stir the hornet’s nest in the state.

“The CP also ordered total clamp down on incendiaries no matter whose ox is gored, as the Command has spread its tentacles to all nooks and crannies of the State to ensure safety of lives and property and peaceful conduct of the party primaries in the State,” she said. (NAN)


April 18, 2024 @ 12:00 GMT