Kogi LGA chairman allegedly arrested with ammunition, cash

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James Onoja, the council chairman of Igalamela Local Government Area in Kogi State, was reportedly arrested by security operatives on Saturday.

The arrest involved the discovery of ammunition and a substantial amount of cash packed in ‘Ghana-must-go’ bags, allegedly intended for use during the elections.

A viral video captures the suspects, including the council chairman, expressing regrets and seeking forgiveness while sitting on the floor near an army checkpoint.

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The Police Public Relations Officer in Kogi State, William Ovye, did not respond to inquiries at the time of filing this report.

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The incident adds to the series of allegations surrounding vote-buying and challenges in the ongoing elections, prompting calls for cancellation by some political figures, including Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party.

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