Ballot box snatching, thuggery: Vice Chancellor, council chairman arrested

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Security agents, on Saturday, arrested the Vice Chancellor of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Prof Samuel Oye Bandele, for allegedly organising thugs to snatch ballot boxes in Ijesamodu, Ilejemeje Local Government of Ekiti State.
It is believed the action was carried out to help the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) win the governorship election.
Chairman of the Local Government, Sunday Johnson Awolola, was also arrested by the police at Eda Oniyo while moving around with thugs to snatch ballot boxes.
Immediately he sighted security agents, he and his thugs fled from their vehicles and ran to the bush.
A hot chase  yielded them to the police.
Bandele was accused by the Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation last week of allegedly  plotting with some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the poll in favour of PDP, with the campaign group alleging that he connived with Governor Ayodele Fayose to postpone students examinations by keeping students on campus to enable him justify the number of votes that will be returned on campus in the election.
He, however, denied the charge.
Both Ilejemeje chairman and
Bandele and the chairman were later transferred to Police Headquarters in Ado-Ekiti.

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