Tuesday, 28 May

EC interdicts five officials over missing BVDs

General News
EC Chair- Jean Mensa

Five officials of the Electoral Commission (EC) have been placed under interdiction following allegations of theft involving Biometric Verification Devices (BVDs).

Dr. Serebour Quaicoe, the Director of Electoral Services at the EC, disclosed this development while providing an update on the investigation into the missing devices.

According to Dr. Quaicoe, the interdicted officials have been handed over to the police to facilitate further inquiries into the matter. Emphasizing the importance of this step, he underscored the need for thorough investigations to ascertain the facts surrounding the alleged theft.

Dr. Quaicoe reiterated the Commission's commitment to upholding justice and ensuring that those found culpable of misappropriating state assets face appropriate sanctions.

“What I can say on authority is that we lost one BVD in North Tongu and what happened was that we normally package these things in ballot boxes. You put your systems and you seal. In the course of transporting, we got there, they couldn’t transport the ballot boxes,” he noted.

“So we reported to the police. We have lost this and these are the suspects so investigate and let them go through the legal regime.

“Whatever has to be done should be done. They have been interdicted they are now going through the investigations. So, the police I am told that they will be arraigned before court soon,” he explained.

Source: Classfmonline.com