The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has announced the arrest of one Okon Bassey in possession of 244 permanent voter cards (PVCs) in Akwa Ibom state.
The agency said a cash of N310,000 was recovered from the suspect who was arrested in Mbo local government area of the state.
In a statement, the agency said the suspect had been handed over to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for further investigation.
“Despite the challenges being faced by our officers and men in terms of manpower and logistics, they have performed creditably in clearing political thugs and drug addict’s hideout within a few days of its sting operation.
“Only last Sunday, four officers and men of the agency were murdered by suspected drug dealers in Ifon, Ondo State while on a search of drugs being transported from Edo State to the Northern part of the country,” the agency said.
“Operatives of the agency in Akwa Ibom State have arrested one Okon Bassey and recovered from him 244 Permanent Voter Cards belonging to different people and a sum of N310,000. This suspect was arrested at Mbo Local Government Area.
“These suspects were arrested during the pre-election raid by operatives of the NDLEA in order to reduce acts of violence during the elections. The efforts of our eagle eyed-officers also paid off with the arrest of one Joy Adams, a notorious heroin dealer in Akwa Ibom state for allegedly being in possession of 239gm of heroin.”
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