No fewer than 13 persons have been detained by the Nigerian Army over illegal possession of ballot papers and bribe taking during Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Among those arrested are Rivers Commissioner for Urban Development, Reason Williams and Opokri Wanaka, a serving member in the Rivers State House of Assembly.
Others are a army major and three police officers accused of collecting bribes to compromise election materials kept inside the premises of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Spokesman of 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Aminu Iliyasu, spoke when he paraded the 13 suspects in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
Iliyasu said that Williams and Wanaka were arrested for attempting to induce troops stationed in Akinima Area of Rivers to rig the election in favour of an unnamed political party in the state.