They claimed to be ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission while conducting recruitment to hire more people.

Some people have already fell victim, while others are just about to.

But luck ran out on perpetrators and they were busted by the police, leading to their arrest.

According to Lagos Police PRO Chike Oti, a complaint from a concerned resident, led to the clampdown of their illegal act.

“Following a complaint from the Deputy Director of INEC, Shomolu LGA, Mrs Akinwunmi S.O., on January 22, 2019, that some persons at Shop no.33, Aluta Plaza, Federal College of Education, Akoka, were impersonating INEC workers and recruiting ad-hoc staff, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi, directed the Pedro Police Station DPO to infiltrate the camp of the culprits with his undercover operatives.

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“The operatives did as directed, leading to the arrest of the suspects, namely: Kaiyewu Folahan, Akintunde Ibukun and Azeez Kazeem.

“Exhibits recovered from them included a laptop, 511 INEC Lagos Ad-hoc Recruitment Forms, already filled with passport photographs attached.” He said in a statement forwarded to Bounce News.

Meanwhile, the suspects were on Wednesday arraigned at the Chief Magistrate's Court 2, Yaba, for conspiracy, impersonation, forgery, fraudulent act and unlawful possession of INEC materials.

They were remanded in prison pending when they would meet their bail conditions.

The case was adjourned till April 16, 2019.

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