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Man arrested for registering 15 times

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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) exercise.

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 offence.

Narrating the event to the Daily Graphic, the district police commander, DSP Jordan Quaye, said that the incidence occurred at 10:30 in the morning.

He said the electoral official at Naroda polling station, Mr Asare Baffour, called the police that they had in their custody a man who had made the attempt to double register with different names.

According to the electoral official, 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 his bed.

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 offenders.

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, Victo 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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