FACT CHECK: Was a Party Affiliate Arrested By EFCC Operatives Over Alleged Vote-Buying at a Polling Unit In Ola Oluwa Grammar School, Ado Ekiti?

Verdict: True

Claim:

A picture was spotted by CDD fact-checkers posted by @DejiAdesogan on Twitter with a write-up stating that EFCC operatives arrested a party affiliate over alleged vote-buying at a polling unit in Ola Oluwa Grammar School, Ado Ekiti.

Verification Process:

CDD fact-checkers noted that the post was made on June 18, 2022, at 11:03 am. To verify the claim, a call was placed to one of CDD’s observers at Ola Oluwa Grammar School in Ado-Ekiti who confirmed the claim to be true.

According to her, the operatives arrested a man at the same polling unit due to possession of a large sum of money, suspected to be intended to buy votes. It was also suspected that he had some form of political affiliation, but the political party he was supporting was not confirmed.

Conclusion:

A call to one of CDD’s observers at Ola Oluwa Grammar School in Ado-Ekiti confirmed the claim to be true. EFCC operatives arrested a man, suspected to be a party agent due to possession of a questionably large sum of money, aimed to buy votes.

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