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Friday, 10 April 2015

Mob Beat Up INEC Driver For ‘Diverting’ Election Materials

Mob Beat Up INEC Driver For Diverting Electoral Materials

A driver with the Independent National Electoral Commission in Delta State was beaten to a pulp on Thursday in Asaba by a mob that alleged that he was diverting election materials.

The driver had just left the Central Bank of Nigeria premises with an INEC pick-up van after loading election materials for Ethiope East and West when the mob stopped him for allegedly diverting from the route other drivers had taken.

The suspicion was heightened when the mob could not find any police escort with the driver while he could also not give satisfactory explanation for his “action.”

The crowd thereafter descended on him when he could not provide any satisfactory explanations for his action.

The mob immediately descended on the driver, pulled him out of the van and forced the booth open. They ransacked the materials, spilling the content of the vehicle on the floor.

By the time the police arrived the scene, the driver had been bloodied. The police managed to gather the scattered materials and load them back into the van.

It took the intervention of the police to save the driver form being lynched.

The driver later explained that he had not followed the route other vans were following because he wanted to fuel the van.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Aniedi Ikiowak, who confirmed the incident, said he would investigate the matter.

1 comment:

  1. CONCERN CITIZEN10 April 2015 at 14:37

    NNPC, PETROLEUM MARKETER and OUR GOVERNMENT are taking Us for Granted.
    It's High time we come out with one voice to Demand Explanation for this Misappropriation and undue hardship bestowed on the Nigeria Citizens.

    Don't be carried away by the Euphoria of a New in-coming Government. Nigeria should not be put on a Pause button or Autopilot.
    We still have a Leaders in Government before May 29th

    Enough Of this suffering and Smiling Business.

    rebroadcast to your friends and Family