A group of alleged thugs has been arrested by the police after storming a community in Akwa Ibom state ahead of the election which was supposed to hold today.
The men (about 7 in number) revealed that they were brought from Calabar, Cross River state by the Akwa Ibom state Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Monday Uko, the owner of Monty Suites in Uyo and Calabar.
The suspects who were arrested yesterday, claimed that they invited by the commissioner to “peacefully” monitor the election and notify him whenever they notice any corrupt practices such as bribing electorates.
They said they were going to a community for “peaceful” demonstration when they were approached by the youths who beat them up and dragged them to the police.
One of the suspects revealed that he was promised N15,000 for the exercise.
Watch the video of their confession below.