Police officers on election duty in Osun State have arrested two men who were allegedly caught inducing voters with petty cash at a polling unit in Iwo.
Iwo has one of the largest concentrations of votes in the state.
Although their identity could not be immediately conformed, both suspects are said to be loyalists of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), whose candidate is Ademola Adeleke.
They were nabbed in Malete neighbourhood.
Channels TV quoted a police chief, El-Mustapha Sani, as confirming the incident at St. Mary Grammar School.
The police say the suspects will remain in custody as the matter is being investigated.
Reports of votes buying in the Osun election have continued to pile up as the exercise enters mid-day.
PREMIUM TIMES observed that both the PDP and the All Progressives Congress, the two largest parties in the election, have been engaged in vote buying tactics through their proxies.
Officials of other parties like the ADP and SDP have also been caught engaging in the act; although often outside the vicinity of the polling unit.