Police arrest transporter, accomplice for illegal registration of party members in Ondo

CITIZENS COMPASS–Police in Ondo State on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, have arrested a transporter simply identified as Mr Ariyo and his accomplice for illegally registering some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ondo Town.

The illegal registration was carried out ahead of the primaries on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

Confirming the arrest in a statement on Wednesday, the Spokesperson, Ondo State Police Command, SP. Funmilayo Odunlami- Omisanya, said the arrest was carried out by Police personnel from Yaba Divisional Headquarters in the State.

Giving a breakdown of the arrest, she said, “On Wednesday, 17th April 2024, the Police received an intel that one Mr Ariyo, a transporter in Ondo town was registering APC Party members at his residence ahead of the party primaries slated for 20th of April, 2024.

“Police personnel from Yaba Divisional Headquarters led by an Assistant Superintendent of Police visited the house and recovered the following items from the scene are;  APC party’s registration Booklets, names of purported party members of Ward 7,  Ondo, 53 passport photographs of different individuals and a jotter containing some names.

Others were two exercise books with names and phone numbers of people and two slips of a registered form.

“Two suspects have been arrested and are assisting the Police with necessary information to apprehend others involved in this cynicism.

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

“The CP also ordered a 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 the safety of lives and property and peaceful conduct of the party primaries in the State.”

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