The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, was attacked on Monday. As a result, the INEC has offered a reward of N2.5 million to anyone who can help identify the assailants.
The reward was announced by the police in a press release that was signed by the state PPRO, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi.
On November 1, 2022, hoodlums assaulted the INEC office in the state’s Abeokuta South Local Government Area and set the building, which is located in Iyana Mortuary, on fire.
At least 65,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) were reportedly destroyed during the incident.
The building was set on fire by hoodlums who, according to the police, entered illegally in the middle of the night with bread loaves that had been doused with gasoline.
“The State Criminal Inquiry Departments of the Command have since been instructed to begin an investigation with a view to identifying the arsonists responsible for the heinous act, according to State Commissioner of Police Lanre Bankole.
“The Command has decided to reward anyone with reliable information that will result in the arrest of the culprits with the sum of N2.5 million in order to advance the direction to get to the bottom of the issue and bring the criminals to justice.
Because of this, “any member of the public with information that will help the Command should come forward, and you can be sure that it will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.”