The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) in Rivers state have confirmed the arrest of one of its security guards attached to Obio/Akpor area office by agents of the Department of State Serviceson allegation of extortion of money from members of the public.
In a statement signed by the public affairs officer Geraldine Ekelemu on behalf of the Resident Electoral Commissioner Obo Effanga, said INEC has a zero tolerance to acts of extortion by its staff and would ensure that the security agencies investigate the matter and any other allegations of illegality by its officials to ensure that every infraction is redressed and punished.
The commission advised members of the public to avoid acts of desperation that could render them vulnerable to fraudsters taking advantage of them.
INEC in Rivers state also reaffirmed that they are open and attending to potential registrants while registration is also ongoing in designated locations in some wards on a rotational basis.
Culled from: Galaxy TV