Military operatives on election duty in Kogi State’s Igalamela local government area apprehended the council chairman and numerous All Progressives Party supporters.
They were found with a substantial amount of cash running into millions of naira and a significant cache of ammunition concealed in ‘Ghana-must-go’ bags.
The intercepted funds and weapons were allegedly intended for use in the ongoing governorship election.
A viral video captured the suspects, including the council chairman, expressing remorse and seeking forgiveness at an army checkpoint, where soldiers remained unmoved by their pleas.
The detainees confessed that the money was slated for distribution to voters across various polling units in the local government area and Idah during the election.