- Security men on Sunday morning arrested three collation officers of the Labour Party in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
The three agents, Egbomuche Nwoke, Bartram Iwuala and another whose name is not yet known, were arrested at the Isiala Mbano LGA collation centre in Umuelemai during the collation of results on Sunday.
The three LP agents were whisked away by police officers in vehicles, which included an Armoured Personnel Carrier.
Our correspondent gathered that the three agents were dumped at the state command headquarters at the time of filing this report while the collation of results is still ongoing.
The development has been viewed by many as a ploy to intimidate LP and rig the election in favour of the All Progressives Congress.
Results so far collated showed that the candidate of the Labour Party in the federal constituency, Chikwem Onuoha, is leading.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has done the final collation of results.