Police recover 7,565 stolen PVCs in Delta


The Police in Delta on Thursday said it had recovered 7,565 stolen Permanent Voter Cards in the state.

This was disclosed in a statement by the spokesperson of the state’s Police Command, Celestina Kalu, in Warri.

Ms. Kalu said the PVCs were stolen from the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area of the state.

The police spokesperson said Shakira Adewale, an INEC employee in Oghara, reported a case of stolen PVCs at the Oghara Police Station on February 10 and named the night guards as suspects.

Mr. Kalu said that Ms. Adewale reported that gunmen invaded the office on February 9 at about 10:38p.m. and carted away 6,000 PVC’s and registers.

“Based on the report, detectives swung into action and apprehended the security guards, Aherebe Godday, Omajemite Justice, and Oyubu Ejiro for interrogation. Similarly, detectives in a follow-up investigation apprehended one Lucky Aputu, 46, in Onyobulu inland market road, Oghara, and allegedly recovered one of the stolen INEC registers from him. The PVCs have since been handed over to INEC,” she said.

Ms. Kalu, however, said that investigation was still in progress to fish out the perpetrators of the crime. (NAN)


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  • Ike Masha

    If common criminals can so easily walk into
    the Offices of the Electoral Commission and make away 6,000 PVC’s and
    registers, it could only be in DELTA STATE. One would expect such VITAL
    It’s about time we made all crimes to do with ELECTIONS A CAPITAL OFFENCE.

  • dubya

    INEC reported 6,000 PVC missing, police recovered 7,565. Am i the only one thinking that the maths is not right here