[ 2012-04-20 ]
Man arrested for registering 15 times
A 47-year-old man has been arrested by the Odorkor
Police in Accra for registering 15 times in the
on-going biometric voters registration (BVR)
Archibald Laryea was picked up at the Naroda
polling station at Sakaman in the Ablekuma North
Constituency in Accra Tuesday, when he attempted
to register for the 16th time.
He run out of luck when the electoral official
detected that he had already registered at Tantra
polling centre using a different name.
He however denied this when he was questioned
insisting that he had never registered.
Mr Laryea was then handed to the police where
after series of interrogation he admitted the
Narrating the event to graphic.com.gh, the
district police commander, DSP Jordan Quaye, said
the incidence occurred at 10:30 in the morning.
He said the registration officer at Naroda polling
station, Mr Asare Baffour, called the police that
they had in their custody a man who had attempted
to do double registration with different names.
According to Mr Asare Baffour, the finger print
scanner detected that Mr Laryea had registered on
April 8, 2012 at Tantra with the name Nii Laryea.
DSP Quaye explained that upon their arrival at the
polling station, Mr Laryea tried to flee and in an
attempt bit the thumb of one of the corporal by
name Mr William Afedo.
He said they took him to his residence at Dansoman
where they discovered that he had managed to
acquire 15 BVR cards using different names.
DSP Quaye said, they also found 13 old
registration cards and some toy revolvers under
DSP Quaye said the suspect would be arraigned
before court at the appropriate time.
Advising all eligible voters, he warned them to
desist from the act since the law would prosecute
DSP Quaye also urged personnel of the Electoral
Commission, especially the electoral officers at
the various polling centres, to be vigilant to
ensure that multiple registration was eliminated
and offenders reported.
The names Mr Laryea used in his registration were:
Gufhid Quist Jox Provencal, Qusitjox Danfo Kwetey,
Epicurus Ahenu Tarlo, Justice Fred Provencal,
Philip Obletey Tackie, Victus Wilfred Juqwyjbusu
and Anthony Akote.
The rest are Victor Wilfred Abety Moux, Victor
Gloveuched, Victor Wilfred Nampty, Provencal
Kwetey Buzim, Laryea Archibald, Emmanuel Nii
Laryea, Job Maxwell Auashong. He used different
ages on all his registration cards.
Source - Daily Graphic
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