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      Police detain a UNICAL lecturer for impersonating an INEC official.

      Dr. Dominic Abakedi, a lecturer at the University of Calabar, was arrested by police in Cross River State for allegedly impersonating an ad hoc staff member of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the Presidential and National Assembly elections held on Saturday, February 25.

      The Department of Philosophy lecturer identified as Gabriel Agabi Akwaji was arrested at the collation center in Okpoma, Yala Local Government Area of state with a fake Bi-Modal Voter Accreditation System, BVA Machine.

      Police arrest UNICAL lecturer for allegedly impersonating an INEC official

      According to reports, the suspect appeared in the Yache ward of Yala Local Government Area and claimed that Abakedi instructed him to represent him and carry out the job. He was said to have gone missing after the elections ended at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, and to have appeared at the Okpoma, Yala Local Government Area headquarters around 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26 in the company of political party chieftains.

      When the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in the State, Alphonsus Eba Esq., and the agent of the People’s Democratic Party, Sunday EmalujI, were questioned about his whereabouts, a scuffle erupted.

      A BVAS was discovered in his possession during his arrest, and it showed that 216 voters were accredited, but the result sheets showed 250 votes cast.

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