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Edo election: Card reader stolen at INEC’s training

Ahead of the September 10 governorship election in Edo State, a Smart Card Reader belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been stolen…

Ahead of the September 10 governorship election in Edo State, a Smart Card Reader belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been stolen in Igara, the headquarters of Akoko-Edo Local Government Area.
Daily Trust gathered that the card reader was stolen during the training of Presiding and Assistant Presiding officers by the commission in the area.
It was further gathered that the man who stole the Card reader disguised as an NYSC Corps member in order to gain access to the venue of the training and in the process stole the equipment.
Confirming the incident through a statement by the Resident Electoral Commissioner Sam Olumekun, signed by the Administrative Secretary, Oscar-Less Amaechi, said the card reader has not been configured for next Saturday’s election.
The statement said the matter has been reported to relevant security agencies to apprehend the suspect and his collaborators, warning that efforts to disrupt the process and credibility of the election would not be tolerated.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Theodore Okafor, said that he was not aware of the incident.

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