The Police in Enugu State have arrested a woman, one Chinwendu Nnamani, 41, for allegedly selling permanent voters cards (PVCs) to their owners.

The lady was seen in viral video forcing PVCs owners in Emene, Enugu to pay N1000 to collect their cards.

Those who were able to pay collected theirs but those who could not afford to pay they left without their PVCs.

The woman, who has been arraigned in court, was arrested with an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nkiruka Patience Obinna, 38, who gave Nnamani the PVCs to distribute for money.

Enugu police spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, announced these in a statement on Thursday.

Ndukwe said:”Police detectives serving in the State CID of Enugu State Command, on 31/01/2023, arrested the female suspect, one Chinwendu Nnamani aged 41, involved in the viral social media video clip, in which she is seen and alleged to be selling INEC Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) at the sum of one thousand naira (N1,000.00), at Emene Enugu.

“Also arrested is one Nkiruka Patience Obinna aged 38, identified as an INEC Staff and alleged to had given the said Cards to the first suspect for distribution to the actual owners.

“Investigation has been concluded, the case charged to court, in line with the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022, and the suspects arraigned accordingly. The suspects were granted bail and the case adjourned to 15/02/2023 for further hearing”.




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