The Lagos State Police Command has explained how its officers attached to the Area K Command in Morogbo unravelled the unexpected on Sunday, 16 November, 2014, as they found about 1,700 Voter Cards inside a bush in the Seme, Badagry area of Lagos.
According to report published by Punch newspaper, the voter’s cards were concealed by unknown persons in a swampy forest in the area.
It was disclosed that the officers stumbled on the hidden election materials while they were on patrol on that fateful day.
According to the police, the recovered VCs, which had been handed over to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Lagos State office, are suspected to have been stolen from an INEC worker in the Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area.
While confirming the report, Lagos State Police Public Relations, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, stated that INEC had, however, found the recovered materials to be the old Voter Cards.
“The materials were hidden in a swampy area in Seme. The police did not arrest any suspect because the area is not a neighbourhood. It is an abandoned location.
“Also, the INEC have duly been informed. We have shown them the recovered materials, although INEC eventually found them to be the old Voter Cards. However, the case is under investigation at the Area K Command,”Nwosu said.
Meanwhile, an attempt to get a reaction from the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos State, Dr. A.L Ogunmola, on Sunday was not sucessful as he requested that he should be called back.