3 NYSC corps members arrested for selling election materials for N40,000

INEC has vowed to deal with three NYSC corps members accused of selling two packets of electoral materials for N40,000 while working as ad hoc staff.

Edo state police have arrested three members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for allegedly selling sensitive elections materials.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mike Igini, said the trio were ad hoc personnel during the April 11, 2015 House of Assembly election in Edo State.

Igini who was reviewing the 2015 polls in the state said the suspects sold two packets of the ballot electoral materials for N40,000.

“With respect to the NYSC members, they were given ballot papers of which they sold two packets and were nabbed," Igini said.

The Commissioner said all three suspected would be made to face the law for their 'severe' crimes.

He added that two INEC staff who could not account for election materials entrusted to them had been suspended and are being investigated "to determine whether their act was deliberate or out of sheer negligence."

INEC used many NYSC corp members as ad hoc staff in the 2015 general elections.

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