How a 53-year-old woman got hold of election materials is a situation causing more doubt about the electoral process under the current INEC chairman. 

March 18: Lagos Woman Caught Photocopying Election Materials
Lagos Woman Caught Photocopying Election Materials

The materials are said to belong to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


According to reports, the woman was apprehended at a business Centre in Baruwa, Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos.

She was making photocopies and laminating the electoral materials.


The spokesman for the Lagos State Police, Benjamin Hundeyin, says the woman was arrested on Thursday at about 4.00PM at Candos Road of Baruwa area.

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According to him, the woman was arrested inside a business centre. She had 550 different INEC materials and was making photocopies of them.

The police spokesperson said the suspect was unable to explain how she got the electoral materials.

Also, she could not state the purpose for photocopying them.

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He said: “The laptop she used in printing the materials has been recovered and she couldn’t give a good account of how she came in possession of the materials.

“The case has been transferred to State CID Yaba for further investigation”.


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