The workplace of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Orlu native authorities space of Imo state has been set ablaze by unknown individuals.
Confirming the incident to Channels Television, the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, stated the incident occurred within the early hours of Monday and no casualty was recorded, including that electoral supplies and properties belonging to INEC workers have been burnt past recognition.
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He said that the Imo state Commissioner of Police, Olaniyi Fafowora, has ordered that an investigation into the matter be launched to determine the true reason behind the hearth and in addition arrest the perpetrators.
This incident is coming lower than one week after the winner of the Orlu/Orsu/Oru East Federal Constituency Supplementary election was introduced by INEC.
During the collation of outcomes after the election, thug’s reportedly invaded identical INEC workplace; drove away the returning officer, INEC officers and carted away poll papers and outcome sheets used for the supplementary election which made the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Francis Ezeonu, transfer the collation and announcement of outcome to the electoral physique’s headquarters in Owerri after 72 hours.