Three members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who served as adhoc staff during the April 11 House of Assembly elections are in ‘soup’ for allegedly selling Independent National Electoral, INEC, ballot papers and other materials for N40,000 in Benin City.
The State’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini, who revealed this while reviewing the 2015 poll on Wednesday in Benin City, said the three NYSC members sold two packets of ballot papers.
He stated that two workers of the commission who could not account for election materials given to them were suspended, adding that investigations had commenced to determine the culpability of the two INEC officials.
According to him, “The ongoing investigations are to determine whether their act was deliberate or out of sheer negligence. With respect to the NYSC members, they were given ballot papers of which they sold two packets and were nabbed.”
Mike Igini who described their offences as severe said they would be dealt with ruthlessly.