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Police Nabs Suspects In Rivers State For Priniting Fake INEC Result

An employee who was arrested alongside two others by the police told newsmen when questioned that  the printing job was brought by his boss, Atonye Peterside.

He mentioned Peterside as to the source of the material, his boss told him that the printing job was brought by Emma Chinda, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and known ally of the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi.

Godday said as an employee, he had no choice than to work on the material since that was where he earned his living from.

The Police on Saturday raided the printing press located at 12, Isiokpo Street, D-Line, Port Harcourt based in a tip-off.

When the police operatives arrived, the press was printing fake result sheets for seven local government areas of Rivers South-East.

Peterside, a prominent member of the APC from Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area, claimed that the printing contract was given to him by Chinda, who was a former Commissioner for Agriculture under Amaechi as governor of Rivers State.

According to Peterside, the printing press has already completed two sets for two local government areas before the police got wind of the illegal act.

He was arrested alongside three of his staff – Richard Koko from Okrika, Nanee Godday from Khana and Tammy Garrick.

Items recovered by the police at the printing press included State-of-the-art printing machine and computers.

The police also recovered Result Sheets of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Serial Number Booklets, which the printer used to authenticate the result sheets.

 

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