James Onoja, the council chairman of Kogi State’s Igalamela Local Government Area, is supposedly under arrest by security personnel on Saturday for allegedly having a large amount of cash and weaponry on him.
A number of “Ghana-must-go” bags held the collected cash and ammunition.
It was stated that the ammunition and cash were intended for use during the election.
A video shows the suspects sitting on the floor near an army checkpoint.
In a viral video, both the council chairman and his gang were seen expressing regrets and pleading for forgiveness.
At the time the report was filed, William Ovye, the Police Public Relations Officer for Kogi State, had not responded to any inquiries.
News reports state that despite low voter turnout, the elections have been marred by multiple accusations of vote-buying.
Dino Melaiye, the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate for governor, has demanded that the elections held in five local government units (LGAs) in the state be cancelled.