The Department of State Service (DSS) has arrested three persons for allegedly operating a fake Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) centre and extortion in Nasarawa State.
The INEC’s acting Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity, Ibrahim Onawo, who disclosed this to journalists on Friday in Lafia, said the suspects were arrested by the DSS operatives at Government Science Secondary School in the state capital.
He added that the suspects were distributing registration materials for the residents when they were nabbed by the security agents.
Onawo said: “The suspects claimed they were staff of a non-governmental organization, Middle Belt Youth Development Organization and were in Nasarawa to help INEC in the ongoing drive to mobilize more Nigerians to participate in the CVR.
“The NGO truly wrote to the commission, but we are yet to approve their request. Therefore, I don’t why they went ahead to collect money from residents of the state, claiming that we were working in partnership with INEC.”