The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has raised an alarm over fake identity cards for security personnel on election duty.
It was gathered that the latest development was made known in a statement on Friday, by the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.
According to him, identity cards for security personnel on election duty were issued by the security agencies and not INEC.
Okoye noted that anyone bearing a fake identity card purportedly issued by the electoral umpire for security personnel is liable to arrest and prosecution.
The electoral body also urged the public to report anyone with such a security identity card to appropriate security agencies.
The statement reads: “The attention of the INEC has been drawn to an identity card for security personnel bearing the name and logo of the commission with the inscription “Complete Access” boldly written in red at the bottom of it.
“We wish to state categorically that the identity card did not emanate from the commission.
“Anyone bearing an identity card allegedly issued by the commission for security personnel can only be on illegal duty. Such a person is liable to arrest and prosecution.
“The public is alerted to this diabolical action of some misdirected elements and to report any such persons to the security agencies”