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INEC staff not arrested in Lagos – Official



The Independent National Electoral Commission in Lagos State on Saturday debunked reports of the arrest of its officials over an alleged creation of an illegal voter registration centre.

The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos, Olusegun Agbaje, made this clarification in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.

Some media outfits had reported that three officials of INEC in Lagos were arrested by police officers for allegedly conspiring with St. Bridget Catholic Church, Ijeshatedo, Lagos, to create an illegal continuous Voter registration centre in the church.

Reacting, Agbaje described the report as fake news.

“All my staff and machines are complete. No member of INEC staff was arrested anywhere in Lagos on Friday,” he said.

There had been a surge in most voter registration centres in the state ahead of the July 31 deadline.

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